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Designer Gone Wild: Tim Horton

We’re catching up with each of the stars of our upcoming event Designers Gone Wild to see what makes them tick as they get set for a night of cross-firing ideas and creative curveballs.

Last week we introduced our first Designer, Lisa Gray — this week it’s Tim Horton’s turn, the nationally recognised architect, adviser and agitator for smart policy that enables good design.

Check out the rest of the post below, and grab your tickets for Designers Gone Wild, showcased at this year’s Vivid Ideas, to see Tim take on our other Designers: Lisa Gray, Michael Alvisse, and Simone LeAmon.

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I’ve just been reminded of my love for David Bowie, thanks to upcoming guest speaker for Designers Gone Wild, Tim Horton.

Let me explain.

We’re in need of change, us Sydney-ites, as we rapidly consume, trade, and get distracted by the latest shiny thing that crosses our paths — and Bowie was a man of change — as was Francis Greenway, convict, forger, and Australia’s first government architect some 200 years ago.

Greenway invested in our nation’s long-term plan, which has led men like Horton to ponder: what is our long-term plan? And what future are we committing to as a design community, as the interpreters of culture?

We’ll be interrogating these and other ideas when we throw open the doors to our new home at the end of May.

In the meantime, stay tuned as we’ll be profiling the rest of our featured designers in the lead up to Designers Gone Wild and, in the words of David Bowie, “tomorrow belongs to those who can hear it coming.”

Keep your ears open my friends!


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