Vivid Ideas Festival returns in 2015

The Vivid Sydney Festival returns in 2015, running 22 May-8 June. Find the [AdA]’s top picks for Vivid Ideas: the Contemporary Currencies workshop, the Good Design Festival and Game Changer: Stefan Sagmeister, below.



Contemporary Currencies workshop

As part of the 2015 Vivid Ideas festival, in association with [AdA], trendspotter Marianne Doczi from futureNow knowhow presents, ‘Contemporary Currencies: Does money still matter most?’ This two-hour workshop explores how attention, time, energy and values are becoming increasingly influential currencies in people’s decision making, affecting the future value propositions and uses of places, spaces and nature.

What if the future profitability and relevance of places, spaces and nature depends on people feeling they’re getting value for spending their most precious contemporary currencies? That money doesn’t always matter most? How can knowledge of these currencies affect the thinking around your design brief? From this workshop you’ll be able to use the Contemporary Currencies futureNOW framework to better understand opportunities and challenges for your business or professional practice.

Use discount code ADA to receive 20% off when booking. Spaces are limited.

25 May 2015, 11am-1pm

You can also contact Marianne directly at marianne.doczi@gmail.com .



Good Design Festival

The Good Design Festival celebrates great design and the impact it has in helping shape a better and smarter Australia and a more prosperous and sustainable world. The Good Design Festival was founded on the notion that design-led innovation creates better products, user-centric services, sustainable business models and ultimately, a better and safer society and environment for us all. The Festival is a long-term initiative aimed squarely at positioning Australia as a leading design and creative destination.

The Good Design Festival will feature a one-day business forum with speakers from Australia and around the world, a showcase to represent the best in design from Australia and around the world, and an Awards Ceremony and Gala Night event.

28-30 May

Tickets from $285 on sale soon


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Game Changer: Stefan Sagmeister

With clients like the Talking Heads, HBO, the Rolling Stones and the Guggenheim Museum, star designer and typographer Stefan Sagmeister is appearing as part of the Vivid Ideas Game Changers talk series. Sagmeister equally divides his work between four different areas: the music industry, social causes, the scientific community and the art world, particularly books and publications. Sagmeister will expand on his approach to his work and career in this talk series of conversations with global creative industry leaders.

Book now, tickets are limited.

Wednesday 3 June, 7.30-9.00pm

Tickets from $31.50


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Make Trouble: Design for Change

Four speakers – Vince Frost of Frost* Collective, Tim Buesing of Reactive, Murray Bunton of Agency and Kelsey Schwenk of Studio Thick – will present their vision of how design is being used to solve a particular social issue, and will be followed by a panel discussion exploring innovative ways design can be a catalyst for community building and social activism.

Friday 29 May, 8.00-10.00am

Tickets from $16

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