Exploring the broad effects of design on contemporary life – Melbourne Design week – starting this Thursday, will host a range of exhibitions, talks and industry led events till the 25 March.
This ten-day event will include exhibitions by Australian designers Ben Landau, Lucille Sciallano, Elliat Rich and Dale Hardiman, as well as high-profile industry people.
The week will also include the Melbourne Art Book Fair from the 15-18 March, which taps into the social influences of design, cities and communication. Regarded the most visited publishing event in the Asia-Pacific region, the Fair unites more than 150 publishers, artists and designers in the one place and hosts a range of events.
Melbourne Design Week will also have design expert and editor-in-chief of Dezeen Marcus Fairs, in a one-off keynote event for the Telstra Creativity and Innovation Series. Dezeen is one of the world’s leading and most viewed design websites and Fairs was the first digital journalist to be awarded an Honorary Fellowship of the Royal Institute of British Architects.
Another event is a new exhibition by ceramists Ben Landau and Lucile Sciallano, featuring 3D printed interior fittings such as doorknobs, taps, and teapots. Using a custom-built 3D printer, Landau and Sciallano’s work challenges trends in modernist design and explores the future possibilities of 3D printed ceramics.
Another event is Designing the Body, which is a thought-provoking panel conversation about how design is redefining the relationship of our bodies to technology. Looking at things like edible perfume, new design condoms, 3D printed body parts and low-cost prosthetics, the panel for this event will include; Sci-Fi artist Lucy McRae, Professor Peter (Vee Sin) Lee from the University of Melbourne, Dr Gianni Renda, Deputy Director, ARC Training Centre in Biodevices, School of Design at Swinburne University and Dr David Ackland, Biomedical Engineer from the University of Melbourne.
See the full program of Melbourne Design Week events here.
Melbourne Design Week 2018
Dates: 15 - 25 March 2018
Locations: NGV International, NGV Australia and partner venues.
Times: multiple times, see website for full details