What: EXHIBITION / CUSP: DESIGNING INTO THE NEXT DECADE
Where: AT THE GALLERY, MPRG, Civic, Reserve, Dunns Road, Mornington
Bookings and enquiries: 5975 4395
When: 28 FEB-3 MAY (Gallery closed Mondays)
Design has always affected the way we live. From furniture, to gadgets, clothing and housing, design’s ability to improve the way we look, move, work and feel has long been evident. But in recent times, design has increasingly been recognised as a virtuosity that has more to offer the world than simply utility and beauty. When staring down the barrel of unprecedented planetary challenges, design’s true potential is revealed: it can show us a better future.
DESIGNER TALK / AT THE COUNCIL CHAMBERS, M’TON / WED 11 MARCH / 5.30PM FOR 5PM-7PM / TO BOOK: 5975 4395 Architect, Chris Bosse, envisions a future world where buildings are intelligent and responsive to external influences like air pressure, temperature, humidity, air pollution and solar radiation. As co-founder of the architectural firm, Laboratory for Visionary Architecture (LAVA), Bosse explores new frontiers for architecture by combining future technologies with the principles behind naturally occurring systems. Discover how Bosse studies the underlying design principles found in nature – soap bubbles, snowflakes and spider webs – to inspire new possible structures.
DESIGN CONSCIOUSNESS / AT THE BRIARS ECO LIVING DISPLAY CENTRE / SAT 28 MARCH / 2PM-3.30PM / TO BOOK: 5975 4395
Long term climate educator, Ella Boyen was trained by Al Gore in 2007–09. She is the founder and manager of Chooktopia and entrepreneur of several small businesses. Join Ella at The Briars Eco Living Display Centre as she talks about building and retrofitting a sustainable house on a budget, what materials to use and how design can equal sustainability. Where do we start to make the greatest impact on your family’s comfort and the environment? Should we really be turning off the power point before going to bed? What’s the latest design function in home lighting and water saving options?
THERAPEUTIC OBJECT DESIGN / AT THE GALLERY / MON 27 APRIL / 5PM FOR 5.30PM-6.30PM / TO BOOK: 5975 4395
Many people opt out of wearing or using their medical devices because they are perceived to be unattractive and come with a litany of social stigmas. Learn how Designer Leah Heiss has created clinical medical devices as highly covetable design objects – albeit with better technical capability than their predecessors. Heiss removes the stigmas of ‘disability’ and ‘disease’ by combining treasured jewellery with medical technology; giving the things we love and cherish the power to keep us alive, to heal and make us well.