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DQ #53

This issue DQ, we explore the current trend toward industry cohesion and ‘holistic collaboration. Case-in-point, mergers and acquisitions have been on the rise with the local Australian design scape, and within that dynamic we look at how to maintain and/or fuse your professional identity during the process.

We also go behind the scenes with 2013 start-up Corium Leather to flesh-out what is really happening in the Australian leather trade. DQ Designpreneurs, true to fine form, offer up the benefit of their years of industry experience in the business of design; this issue featuring notable figures such as world-renowned architect and designer Patricia Urquiola, and alternative creative Tomek Archer. It is a special edition of INFLUENCERS this quarter, featuring this year’s TOP TEN FORCES+FACES 2014!

Not just your run-of-the-mill education feature, this issue we go IN-DEPTH and ask key industry A+D, supplier and specifier figures how the concepts and ideas behind education impact of the business of design. Showcasing examples and experience from key figures such as Ontera, UTS, RMIT and futurespace, we tackle issues such as formal design education, self-learning, and marketing through education.

But of course, our industry is about more than just business. We take you behind the scenes of this quarters top industry parties, as well as on-the-ground coverage of key industry events including The Design Files: Open House Melbourne and RESOLVED.

ABOUT DQ

Hitting the desks of every major firm in Australia, DQ goes behind the scenes of the design community to bring you the business of design, people and products. More analysis and opinion, more discussion and trade talk, and more from the movers and shakers in Australian design and architecture. This is DQ.

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