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100 events and “four towers” to think about the role of design at the Sydney Design Festival

Common Good brings together pioneering research projects, emerging designers together with leading international designers as: Nendo, Studio Swine, Bijoy Jain, Jo Nagasaka, Kwangho Lee e WOHA, as well as globally recognised local designers Ken Wong, Lucy McRae and Henry Wilson.

The Emerald City from March 2nd - 11th is preparing over 100 events, installations, talks, workshops, and tours, to celebrate the twentieth edition of the Sydney Design Festival, organized by the MAAS - Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences, whose theme this year is a “call to action” to reflect on the role that design plays in addressing sensitive global issues, such as scarcity of resources and sustainability.

 

FOUR PERISCOPES

The protagonist of the 2018 edition is “Four Periscopes”, the site-specific installation for the Turbine Hall of the Powerhouse Museum, which will remain set up until January 28, 2019. An enormous sculptural work, designed by the architectural firm TRIAS, made of four towers, evoking skyscrapers. The elements are suspended above head height and they contain a matrix of periscopic mirrors that reflect the images of the spectators inviting all the visitors from the balconies to the ground floor, and from one tower to another to connect with each other.

 

COMMON GOOD

In addition, the MAAS also launches the major exhibition “Common Good”, which explores the impact of contemporary design in Australia and in the neighbouring Asian regions of the Pacific; a research and reflection on design-lead responses to ethical, social and environmental challenges such as housing affordability, waste management, population pressures and technological obsessions.

 

Common Good brings together pioneering research projects, emerging designers together with leading international designers as: Nendo, Studio Swine, Bijoy Jain, Jo Nagasaka, Kwangho Lee e WOHA, as well as globally recognised local designers Ken Wong, Lucy McRae and Henry Wilson.

 

The exhibition, which can be visited until December 2nd 2018, features five themes:

Life Cycles, Return to Craft, Connected Experiences, Community Engagement, Design Fictions.



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