Melbourne School of Design exhibiting at the 2016 Venice Biennale

25 May, 2016

A re-evaluation of a seminal work on urban density is examined by MSD scholars, practitioners and students, generating surprising connections and insights about Melbourne and its urban development, the graphic representation of information and relationships, and the social dimension of urban policy. In the 1990s The University of Melbourne was…

Open House Melbourne

25 May, 2016

Open House Melbourne is opening the doors to more buildings across Melbourne than ever before. The Open House Melbourne Weekend takes place on 30 and 31 July this year and offers an expanded footprint beyond the central city and into metropolitan Melbourne. In addition to the weekend, Open House Melbourne…

Authentic Design Alliance

24 May, 2016

Founded in 2010, the new Authentic Design Alliance (ADA) program launches on May 28 as an education platform supporting original design. With their industry partners – collectively they aim for better IP protection for designers, advocating for greater awareness about how fake designs damage the future of our creative industries….

The City We Want: Co-creating Resilient Cities with Young Innovators

20 May, 2016

Australia is one of the most urbanised nations on the planet, with over 80% of people living in cities. Urban resilience is a massive challenge. Today’s under-35s, Gen Y and Z, are disproportionately disadvantaged by rapid urban growth – from housing affordability to poor transport connectivity, lack of or privatisation…

The Finders Keepers Markets are heading to Brisbane

13 May, 2016

Finders Keepers design market returns to sunny Brisbane this 2nd and 3rd July. Presenting another carefully curated line-up at The Old Museum in Bowen Hills, you can head straight from the poll booths to the Finders Keepers markets to catch Australian designers on their rise to fame. Consistently presenting a…

Fake Food Park: Martí Guixé for Kids

12 May, 2016

Catalan designer Martí Guixé, acclaimed as the ‘father of food design’, will present his first major Australian exhibition Fake Food Park: Martí Guixé for Kids at NGV International from 11 June 2016.  Guixé, who is renowned for his playful and experimental approach to food and its design, has previously developed…

MoMA – Young Architects Program

11 May, 2016

Earlier this year The Museum of Modern Art and MoMA PS1 announced Escobedo Solíz Studio as the winner of the annual Young Architects Program (YAP) in New York. Now in its 17th edition, the Young Architects Program at MoMA and MoMA PS1 has been committed to offering emerging architectural talent…


10 May, 2016

DENFAIR has attracted a stellar cast of exhibitors for 2016 – doubling in size from last year due to the show’s careful curation. With over 300 brands exhibited at DENFAIR, the list of exhibitors is the Who’s Who of Design in Australia. Space, Cult, Living Edge, Jardan, Tait, Zuster, Great…

Architect Mario Cucinella calls for a new approach

7 May, 2016

Sustainability expert and award-winning Italian architect Mario Cucinella is in New Zealand and Australia this month (16-24 May) to discuss his theory of Creative Empathy. Creative Empathy is a vision for sustainable building where the relationship between architecture and engineering becomes genetic, and sustainable features are no longer a fashionable accessory….

DesignBUILD propels next generation of design talent

3 May, 2016

For the first time in DesignBUILD’s 30 year history, event organisers Diversified Communications have teamed up with two leading Victorian universities to offer students the opportunity to be involved in producing the country’s leading event for the architecture, building, construction and design communities. Under the new initiative DesignBUILD Raw, students…