Object magazine 62 — 24HRS2MC
Wednesday April 18 2012
Following the launch of the Massive Change Network in February 2011, and two Global Design Seminars in February and June, Bruce Mau and Bisi Williams chose Brisbane as the location of their first workshop. Called 24 Hours 2 Massive Change (or 24HRS2MC), the workshop saw almost two-dozen people from various backgrounds come together at the State Library of Queensland for an intensive two days in November 2011.
This workshop was the first of its kind for the Massive Change Network. While they had privately undertaken week-long workshops, 24HRS2MC was the first intensive iteration.
The workshop utilised 24 guiding principles of design developed by Mau and Williams. These 24 principles were delivered in a linear order, in four groups of six principles, but could be applied in any order, if at all — there could well be design problems where a particular principle doesn’t apply.
The three teams in Brisbane were composed of a mixture of participants from different backgrounds, not all designers. Each team was asked the same question: ‘What can Brisbane do to lead the new world, and how do we communicate it?’ Each team had 24 hours to not only determine for themselves what the question meant, but also to work out the parameters and scope they would employ. As a final challenge, at the end of the 24 hours, each team had to present fully realised projects in a public forum.
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To read about Bruce Mau’s Nielson Design Lecture at the State Library of Queensland, delivered the night before 24HRS2MC, click here.