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Graphic Design Saving the Planet

Graphic designers will expose their inner super-heroes as they participate in formal discussions about how they can literally “save the planet”.



BY jesse

July 17th, 2009


“How Can Graphic Design Save The Planet?” is the question on many designers’ lips, and the answers will finally be revealed at Sydney’s Powerhouse Museum as part of the Sydney Design 09 Festival.

This event is the inaugural conference for ‘Design A Better World,’ a slogan expected to give birth to a global initiative whereby designers across all disciplines will assist in combating current challenges facing the globe.

The conference is centred on the foundation that graphic design impacts on every aspect of life and plays an integral role in the way society operates.

Given this influential position, it is due time that graphic designers manipulated this control to fight with the growing problems of climate change and over population.

President of AGDA NSW, Simon Pemberton comments, “The timing of this conference is important and its outcomes have the potential to make a very significant contribution towards addressing the challenges that lie before us.”

Chaired by ABC Radio’s ‘By Design’ program’s Alan Saunders, this day-long conference encourages graphic designers to acknowledge their unique ability to change the current situation and discuss ways in which to end current crises.

The event will feature a range of presentations from leading designers, environmentalists and educators, and finish with a panel and audience discussion to ensure all visitors are engaged with the topic.

The speakers, many from distant parts of the world, are all widely renowned in their fields and will provide new insights into sustainability and introduce fresh ideas and projects designed to motivate the creative industry to resume its position as leader in the global community.

The conference will be held on 3 August with tickets priced at $185 for AGDA members and $230 for non-members and includes a morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea.

For more information or to make a booking, phone (61 2) 9975 4008.

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