By-Product 2021 at Melbourne Design Week

By-Product is a group exhibition exploring how circular economy and open-source knowledge sharing can help reduce waste in design, produced by E tū and Ulla-Britta.

Leading Australian designers are creating an object made from waste by-products from their practice and making their process and insights open-source for the broader design community.

By-product offers online and IRL experience including a three day group exhibition in the iconic Mycelium Studios and a digital showcase of an open-source website exhibiting videos and downloadable resources to help others create from waste.

Both environments seek to explore ‘How might applying open-source philosophies accelerate a shift towards a circular economy in the design industry?’


Alicia Aulsebrook, Georgia Brunmayr, Maxwel O’Carr, Rosanna Ceravolo, Adam Cornish, Olivia Davies, Marta Figueiredo, Kitty Garry, Patrick Hayes, Ema Hewitt, Luke Howard, Andrew Hustwaite, Rachel Kelly, Nicole Lawrence, Micka Lesinskis Edward Linacre, Adam Markowitz, Megan Stewart, Andy Summons, KristenWang, Ulla-Britta Westergren, Matt Worthington, Symbiote Agency, E tū.

This launch event includes a live performance by acclaimed Australian composer Luke Howard, a live auction where every piece on display will go under the hammer, food trucks and refreshments located at Brunswick East’s iconic Mycelium Studio. Launch party tickets are available via eventbrite.

Ticket includes:

  • Access to the launch of ‘By-Product’ group exhibition
  • Talks from the producers and designers
  • Live performance by composer Luke Howard
  • Chance to bid on designer’s objects with proceeds going to designers and a local charity
  • Access to bar and food trucks available on the night

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