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What are the big ideas influencing the design and architecture worlds across Asia Pacific? This is where we take a step back to think about what is impacting design today. From experimental installations through to think pieces, these are the ideas that will blow your design mind.

The Golden Chair, designed by Nika Zupac for Moooi. Photo by Andrew Meredith.

Can objects be gendered?

“I’m interested in the invisibility of the design scripts that are hidden within objects we use every day that channel certain stereotypes,” says Central St Martins course leader Betti Marenko. Looking around there are plenty of design objects embedded with gender stereotypes – from the ubiquitous fail of Bic for Her pens to Nika Zupanc’s “feminine” gold chair for Moooi.

Beyond Rest Collingwood by FMD Architects. Photo by Tatjana Plitt.

What is wellness in 2019?

The wellness revolution is well and truly upon us. But what exactly defines wellness and how is it shifting? We reflect on projects from the 2018 INDE.Awards.

Indesign #76 out now: The Workplace Evolution issue

Introducing Indesign #76 – The Workplace Evolution issue

The ‘workplace revolution’ began in the late 20th century, except that from today’s perspective it looks more like an evolution than revolution. As the latest issue of Indesign magazine finds its way into your hot little hands, Paul McGillick shares highlights and reflections.

Bernard Salt AM on the future of aged care design

If we’re going to disrupt the aged care sector, who better to bring on the journey than Baby Boomers? Futurist and demographer Bernard Salt AM believes they have the perfect ‘get up and go’ disposition to make ‘ageing’ all the rage.

What makes you a design influencer?

In the age of the social influencer, we believe it’s your design actions that define you as a game-changer. Here are three celebrated projects from the 2018 INDE.Awards that have positively impacted people’s lives.

The mind-craft microcosm: Incubator spaces upclose

Where do great ideas come from? Tertiary institutions are adopting the ‘ideas incubator’ model to empower students into an entrepreneurial mindset and facilitate a dynamic cross-pollination of ideas.

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