DESIGN Canberra Festival
DESIGN Canberra is a new festival of design to be held in late November and hosted by Craft ACT.
Helen O’Neil, Craft ACT president and member of the DESIGN Canberra Festival Committee told the Sydney Morning Herald:
“Canberra is Australia’s designed city, a natural centre for celebrating Australian creative talent in design in fields from architecture and landscape design to ceramics, textiles and jewellery.
DESIGN Canberra Festival is the starting point to work for a longer term vision for realising Australia’s designed city, as an international showcase of how design enhances and underpins lifestyles and business in modern cities. Helsinki and Seoul have already benefitted hugely from winning nominations as World Design Capital: as Canberra’s designers come together on this festival and other projects like City to the Lake we believe it is time to be ambitious and build the case for our own nomination over the next few years.”
Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-opinion/taking-design-to-the-people-20140822-106kr7.html#ixzz3BMGLp7pp