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CUSP heads north: State Library of Queensland

CUSP has hit SLQ with a colourful bang! Housed across two locations inside the SLQ building – the Info Zone and the Gallery – CUSP has been lucky to be exhibited in amongst the creative brilliance of Naomi Takeifanga and the exhibitions team at SLQ.

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Working Together — The SLQ Perspective

A couple of weeks ago, representatives of the venue partners for CUSP: Designing for the Next Decade gathered in Sydney for a two day workshop exploring ways to exchange information and engage audiences, passing knowledge around the country. Previously, Sandra Brown outlined her reaction to the day, and here Naomi Takeifanga of the State Library of Queensland reflects on the two days.

Sitting in Brisbane at a picnic table in the middle of a swimming complex for yet another kids birthday party, the notion of design and its importance in our lives for the everyday becomes more than apparent. I won’t bore you with the details but, living in the sunshine state where swimming pools are a way of life, public swimming pools need that extra special design. Kid spotting is hard enough, let alone being set up 50m from the kids. Nothing good design in its basic sense couldn’t easily fix.

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Design & Thinking Movie — Australian Screenings

*Update* A Gold Coast screening is scheduled for Wednesday 10 October at 6pm at the Gold Coast Griffith University Campus in Southport. Head here for more info. AGDA NSW have just announced a Sydney screening of the Design & Thinking movie for Thursday 29 November, 6:30pm at the State Library of NSW. Head here for more information and to book. AGDA Victoria, in association with the DIA, have announced a Melbourne screening for 20 November 2012, 5pm at the SAB (Swanston Academic Building) Cinema at RMIT. Visit www.agda.com.au or email vic@agda.com.au for more info.

After screening through 2012 at film festivals such as Newport and Palo Alto International, Design & Thinking is coming to Australia thanks to AGDA, with support from the AdA, UR[BNE} Films, the Design Institute of Australia (DIA), and Analogue/Digital.

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