Looking forward to joining the panel for the seminar 'Design Democracy: ! or ?' to be held as part of the Contemporary 'Wine in Design' event on 15 October.
'Design Democracy: ! or ?'
The way the public perceives design is often very different to how the industry perceives it. This comes as no shock whatsoever. With huge projects like the New Museum or the revamped Perth Stadium on the cards, the design discussion in WA is not in the studio: it’s on the street. What does designing for the public sphere actually mean? Is this sphere the only public? Meanwhile, in Europe, there is heated debate on the designer-side too. With landmark legislation that attempts to finally do away with ‘the replica’, democracy in design has come full circle to include the politics of production. When we talk about democracy in design, just how far-reaching are the ramifications?
Speakers: Moderator: Andrew Thornton Hick, TAFE & Ultimo Interiors Alec Coles OBE, Western Australian Museum Peter Lee, HASSELL Sandy Anghie
Contemporary is a West Australian-focused online design hub. Further details on the 'Wine in Design' event are available on the Contemporary website http://www.contemporaryau.com/