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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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fab8nz Sustainability

This article originally appeared in Object magazine issue 63. A list of all articles from fab8nz is available here.

The sustainable benefits intrinsic in the technology within Fab Labs are numerous, without necessarily any conscious effort—digitally mapping on a CNC router can ensure the most efficient use of the material, for example, and machining circuitry as opposed to acid etching is arguably more environmentally friendly. However, a number of Labs around the world are taking a markedly more proactive approach to addressing environmental concerns.

Perhaps the most prominent example is that of Barcelona. Aside from the Valldaura ‘green’ lab proposed for a disused farmhouse in a large city park, Barcelona has grand plans for a Lab in every community. Combined with the anticipated proliferation of 3D printers in the home, this creates a city-wide distributed manufacturing network, allowing for localised fabrication based on digital files and user-centric, personalised designs that may be one-off but will perfectly suit the needs of the creator.

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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: 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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Resolved: Journeys in Australian Design

Tamworth Regional Gallery, NSW 14 February - 11 April 2015

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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Lola Greeno: Cultural Jewels

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Lola Greeno: Cultural Jewels is the eighth in our Living Treasures: Masters of Australian Craft series. Our first Indigenous Living Treasure, Greeno is a shellworker and artist from Tasmania, whose...
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