The Sydney Design 2011 festival starts this week and as well as taking part in the Design-led solutions to wicked problems event, I’ll also be part of Billy Blue College of Design’s Symposium 2011 titled, What is the object of Australia?
Poster from Billy Blue College of Design on Tumblr
At this event, which ‘examine[s] the state of design, innovation and business within Australia’ I’m going to speak about my research on the changing role of the designer in contemporary society. I’ll be sharing my research findings on the different roles of the designer including the designer as strategist, researcher, facilitator, capability builder, co-creator, provocateur and social entrepreneur. I hope these insights can help us reflect on the roles of Australian designers today, and what could they be in the future.
More details about the event are below:
BBCD Design Symposium 2011
This year the Design symposium speakers will share insights responding to the theme: ‘What is the object of Australia?’ With the globalisation of our design and business sectors, we feel it is timely to examine the state of design, innovation and business within Australia 2011. What can we celebrate and what can we look forward to? Within the framework of design and innovation in Australia, our symposium will seek to expose the influences and currents that point to our collective future.
Hannah Cutts | Cutts Creative
Kimberley Crofts | Meld Studios
Patrick Clair | Motion Designer (Hungry Beast)
Ruben Ocampo | Second Road
Chris Maclean | Interbrand
And more to come, we are gathering a special guest panel to discuss the future of Australian Creative Industries. Stay tuned!!!
Date: Friday 12th August 2011
Time: All day event 8.30 am : Registration 9.00 am – 5.30 pm : Guest Speakers to be announced
Cost: $20 for Industry / Educators $10 Students.
Tickets: Tickets can be purchased online here . Please make sure you book your seats in advance as seats are limited.
Bookings/ticket sales enquiries: Lulu Ruttley, email@example.com Ph:94923228 .
Venue: Billy Blue College of Design Auditorium. Level 9 Northpoint Building 171 Pacific Highway North Sydney 2060