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Listen: Resolved Designer Brunch

A few weeks ago, the morning after the opening night for Resolved: Journeys in Australian Design, Kathryn Hunyor hosted a conversation between Marc Harrison and Matt Conway, two designers featured in the exhibition. The trio were joined by a number of other designers and guests, and spent almost an hour discussing the design practices, how they got where they are, and the all important topic of what an Australian design identity is.

Below is the full audio, available to stream now or download and listen to later—you can also grab it from the Resolved collection on Object on iTunes U. Listen right to the end to catch a great question from one of the guests about the responsibilities of current designers as they craft a design identity for Australia.

Don’t miss the Designers’ Den event coming up on 31 May as part of Vivid Sydney, and make sure you check out all of the videos exploring the process of each designer, and insights into the design scene in Australia.

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Listen: Now That We Can Print (Almost) Anything, Should We?

On Tuesday 26 November, a full house descended on Object Gallery in Surry Hills, Sydney, to listen to a debate on the question ‘Now that we can print (almost) anything, should we?’

Set amongst the surrounds of current exhibition CTRL P: OBJECTS ON DEMAND, the debate was just how you’d remember from school—three people on the affirmative side, three people on the negative, with a moderator keeping everyone in line. Speaking for five minutes each, the debate was speedy, at times comedic, very informative, with more than a little bit of heckling.

Click ‘read more’ for a full list of speakers and to stream or download the audio from the evening. The clap-o-meter judged the final result—do you agree?

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Listen: Designer Bodies—Last Legs New Knees

On Tuesday 10 September, 2013, Fenella Kernebone hosted the third and final talk in Object’s Designer Bodies series, Last Legs New Knees. Joining Kernebone in the round were Dr Jenny Arnold, an opthamologist and age-related macular degeneration specialist, Bert Bongers, Associate Professor and Head of the Interactivation Studio at UTS, and Chris Vanstone, the director of The Australian Centre for Social Innovation (TACSI.) The four talked for an hour on the human experience of ageing, exploring the role of design in embracing our bodies as they head towards the twilight years.

Listen to the full audio or download to listen to your leisure after the jump.

And if you missed the first two talks, you can also download or listen to The Heart Of It and Data Makes Me *#$?!.

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Listen: Can Design Change Communities?

On 31 August, 2013, CUSP designers Paul Pholeros of Healthabitat and Alison Page from the National Aboriginal Design Agency for our fourth and final Talk In Transit. On a train from Central to Casula Station, passengers were treated to a talk from the pair around the question ‘Are we evolving or revolving?’

Stream or download the audio of the talk below.

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LIsten: Brick vs Buck

On 17 August, 2013, CUSP designer Anupama Kundoo was joined by music aficionado and host of ABC Radio National’s Inside Sleeve Robbie Buck for our third Talk In Transit. On a train from Central to Casula Station, passengers were treated to a talk from the pair around the question ‘Are we evolving or revolving?’

Stream or download the audio of the talk below, and you can also download free as part of the CUSP collection on Object on iTunes U.

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Listen: Designer Bodies—Data Makes Me *#$!?

On 13 August, Fenella Kernebone hosted the second Designer Bodies talk, entitled Data Makes Me *#$!? at Object Gallery. Featuring CUSP: Designing into the Next Decade designers Greg More and George Khut, alongside interactive artist Jason McDermott, the talk examined the question ‘How can hidden, complex data be used to transform our understanding of ourselves?’ Listen below to the full recording or download and listen at your leisure!

Listen to the full audio or download after the jump.

The final Designer Bodies talk, Last Legs New Knees, will take place at Object Gallery on 10 September, 2013.

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Listen: Zero Hero vs The Futurologist

On July 20 we kicked off our Talks In Transit series with Zero Hero vs the Futurologist. On a train from Central Station to Casula Station one Saturday morning, passengers in a carriage were treated to an interactive talk-cum-workshop from CUSP designer and ecological warrior Stephen Mushin with futurist Stuart Candy. The pair talked on the question ‘Are we evolving or revolving?’, in the process getting the audience members to devise ingenious solutions to current problems through the creation of fantastical systems and machines.

Listen to the audio below or download to enjoy the podcast at your leisure. And make sure you book your tickets now for the third and fourth Talks In Transit, coming up in August.

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Listen: Designer Bodies—The Heart Of It

On 9 July 2013, Fenella Kernebone, host of Radio National’s By Design program, facilitated a panel discussion featuring CUSP designer Leah Heiss, as well as Design + Industry Director Anthony Honeyfield and Dr John Cartmill, Professor of Surgery at the Australian School of Advanced Medicine. Click ‘Read More’ to listen to the full recording of the four talk on the topic of ‘Can design humanise medical technologies?’ Or if you prefer, you can always download the audio to listen to at your leisure!

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Resolved: Journeys in Australian Design

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An exhibition of the most compelling works from 12 designers from the highly acclaimed “Workshopped” exhibitions held in Sydney. Workshopped has discovered, nurtured and launched the careers of...
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