Displaying : 5 August

7 Australian designers

Screen by Steven Kalmar, Sydney, c1955. Coffee table by Douglas Snelling and made by Functional Products Pty Ltd, Sydney, 1955. Settee, ‘RS161’ designed by Grant Featherston, Melbourne, c1951.

Presented in conjunction with the George Nelson exhibition, this small display profiles some of the people who brought modern design to Australian living.

Venue

Powerhouse Museum

3 x 3 x 3 Design Challenge

Jun Sakaguchi and Jeremy Bishop, Emergency shelter, 2013, © Emergency Shelter Exhibition Pty Ltd.

See how great design can solve big problems in a small 3 x 3 x 3m space

Venue

Powerhouse Museum

Date

3 August - 1 September, 10am - 5pm

Edible Walls

food wall 2

Get farming in the city with a green food wall: a high rise harvest

Venue

Powerhouse Museum

Date

3 - 18 August, 10am - 5pm

Local Objects

Local Objects

How to transform commodities into a communities

Venue

Gaffa Creative Precinct

Date

Opening: July 25, 6pm - 8pm
More dates - see full listing

Future City – Proto:capital

Artists: Annabel Koeck + Kate Dickinson

See your future cityscape and share your own hypothetical city ideas

Venue

Australian Institute of Architects

Date

3 August, 10am - 4pm
5 - 9 August, 9am - 5:30pm
10 August, 10am - 4pm
12 - 16 August, 9am - 5:30pm
17 August, 10am - 4pm

George Nelson Films

George Nelson, American National Exhibition, Moskau/Moscow, 1959. Photo: Vitra Design Museum Archives

Catch short films from the exhibition George Nelson

Venue

Kings Cinema, Powerhouse Museum

Date

3 - 18 August, 1pm - 4.30pm

Engineering Excellence Awards

©Hamilton Lund

Big engineering ideas that make life safer, smoother and more fun

Venue

Powerhouse Museum

Date

10am - 5pm
Until January 2014

Monday Evening Design Lectures

Liane Rosler and Sarah King of Supercyclers' recycled plastic homeward products, 2013

How can good design improve the life of a product and its afterlife?

Venue

COFA

Date

5 August, Monday 6pm – 8pm
12 August, Monday 6pm – 8pm

Translocated Making

Copperking Stool 2 - All Images © Ashley Hall 2013 Photographer Ashley Hall

A showcase of experimental, collaborative design projects in India

Venue

DAB LAB Research Gallery

Date

Opening Night: 31 July, 6pm - 8pm
Artist talk: Wed 7th August 2-3pm
Open weekdays 10 - 5pm and open weekend 17&18 August 12 - 4pm