Link Festival 25–26 November, 2013 Melbourne, Australia
The inaugural Link Festival of Design, Technology and Social Change will be held at Deakin University and Australian Centre for the Moving Image. Guest speakers include social activist and founder of Barefoot College, Sanjit Bunker Roy, and Father Bob McGuire. Organisers hope to attract 400 delegates who will collaborate in interactive workshops on how design and technology can influence social innovation in the future. linkfestival.com.au
Business of Design Week 2–7 December, 2013 Hong Kong, China
2 November, 2013 – 9 February, 2014 California Design 1930-1965: Living in a Modern Way Brisbane, Australia
California and Queensland share not only the Pacific Ocean, but a love for all things outdoor that their sunny climates engender, thus it is only fitting that Brisbane’s Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) is celebrating their summer season by playing host to the global touring exhibition California Design: 1930–1965: Living in a Modern Way. Featuring more than 250 defining objects of the 20th Century and originating from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), the exhibition examines California’s role in shaping the design culture of the United States
Digital Fabrication Master class 5–8, 12–15 November, 2013 Adelaide, Australia
Fab Lab Adelaide is a not-for-profit community workshop supporting individuals and businesses through the provision of free and low cost access
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and it’s snowball effect on the rest of the world. Tracing the origins of a distinct modernism in the 1930s, the exhibition curated by Wendy Kaplan and Bobbye Tigerman explores the collective imagination of the Californian ‘designercraftsman’ through major innovations in materials and mass production. The touring exhibition featuring The first Barbie Doll, classic Levi Strauss 501 Jeans and iconic Charles and Ray Eames furniture will be accompanied by GOMA’s hugely successful UP Late program with live music and DJ sets on Friday nights. More laid back gallery visitors can relax on GOMA’s grassy knoll and experience a balmy afternoon not too dissimilar to that our Californian counterparts.
Partnering with a different country each year, Business of Design Week (BODW) is an annual conference featuring international speakers on design, branding and business. The conference focuses strongly on design culture in Asia and this year’s partner country is Belgium, a nation of immense creativity and innovation. Speakers from Belgium will talk about their processes in design-led solutions and innovative products and services. bodw.com
MAISON&OBJET Asia 10–13 March, 2014 Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
to digital fabrication technologies. In conjunction with Australian Network for Art and Technology (ANAT) and in partnership with TAFE SA, Fab Lab will present ‘How to make almost anything: Fabrication in the digital age’ from digital fabrication expert, Dr Zoz Brooks.
The popular French furniture and homewares event will debut in Asia next year at the Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre. Over 180 exhibitors are expected to present a range of interior design and decoration products. MAISON&OBJET Asia will also present Designer of the Year Asia edition.