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Design Canberra Festival

Feb 28, 2015  ·  2 min read

Posted by Sas Lyon

Canberra’s unique heritage as a planned capital and its iconic national architecture inextricably link the city to excellence in innovative, high quality design. The city hosts renowned educational institutions with high quality design and architecture research and teaching capabilities, and hosts our nation’s cultural institutions. It hosts national level planning and architectural and design peak bodies, and boasts a high concentration of practicing craft artists and designers. DESIGN Canberra brings all of these strands of Canberra’s identity and economy together to enhance brand Canberra in an increasingly design-savvy world.

The four-day festival DESIGN Canberra invites you to explore a CBD reactivated with pop-up installations, design labs, exhibitions and shops; discover leading local and interstate designers at MODERN market; see your city in a whole new light with the Capital of Culture Tours; hear and discuss new ways of creative thinking with the DESIGN Buzz conversation and lecture series, and many more events that will inspire, challenge and change the way you think about this designed city.

The DESIGN Canberra festival has seven exciting event categories that will connect you to our nation’s capital and its creative community. These are:

Fusion: the art of eating – experience the fusion of fabulous food and inspiring design as Canberra’s designers team up with local restaurants. Together they will bring you a night to stimulate your senses and celebrate the launch of DESIGN Canberra.

ACTivate – explore a reACTivated CBD and discover pop-up exhibitions, installations, studios and shops by some of Canberra’s most exciting designers.

Capital of CULTURE Tours – see your city in a whole new light as leading designers, architects and artists take you on exclusive guided tours around Canberra.

Design BUZZ – discuss new ways of creative thinking, design for social change and Canberra’s urban future as you engage with big ideas during DESIGN Canberra’s conversation and lecture series.

Living Artists – come inside the studios of some of Canberra’s best local artists and design firms, as they give you an exclusive insight into how they develop their creative work.

Exhibitions – view a showcase of some of the most exciting art, craft and design in Canberra’s premier galleries.

MODERN market – discover innovative designers and makers from Canberra and across the nation at this high-end craft and design market.

Source: Design Canberra Festival


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