These last months have been an unprecedented time of challenge and change throughout Australia and the world. Who could have predicted this time last year life as we now know it? However we can take heart and strength from our family, friends and colleagues and this is the time to look to the future.
Having joined the Indesign team as acting editor in February, I have been encouraged and inspired by my colleagues and especially my publisher who has shown leadership, innovative thinking and a passion in support of the architecture and design community and care for his staff. There are many plans in the pipeline and it is inevitable that new ways of thinking about and presenting design will emerge to become a new normal. As things have changed around us, rest assured that Indesign is on track presenting what we all love, design at its best.
Now more than ever it is important to nurture our children and look to their future so it is timely that this issue focuses on Education. There are essays to provoke thought and projects to inspire as we feature the new education paradigm in all its manifestations.
With much excitement we also present the shortlist for the 2020 INDE.Awards. A record number of entries were received this year and there is a veritable feast of projects and practices showcased in this shortlist. We look forward to the announcement of the winners and highly commended but we will applaud every entrant as we celebrate together on 14 August, the date of our gala.
Of course Saturday InDesign is also a highlight on the design calendar and will be happening on 29 August in Melbourne. This will be the ideal opportunity to partake of the very best product and retail offerings that the city has to offer so note the date. With so much happening it’s difficult to keep up but rest assured Indesign will be with you every step of the way.
Jan Henderson | Acting Editor