Displaying : 6 August

International Keynote Lectures

Serious damage to buildings in central Christchurch following the 22 February 2011 earthquake

How can designers strengthen communities facing natural disasters?

Venue

Powerhouse Museum

Date

6 August, 6.30pm - 8pm

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

Earth to Earth, Ashes to Ashes

'untitled' - Bridget Kennedy, 14ct recycled gold, pandanus leaves dyed with jelly crystals, 2013, photography by artist

Don’t miss fragile and impermanent jewels that disappear in time

Venue

Studio 20/17

Date

6 -10 August, 11am - 6pm
13 -17 August, 11am - 6pm

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 Student Design Workshops

Coconut Chairs and ottoman, 1956 Photo: Vitra Design Museum Archive

Students learn about George Nelson’s design process then produce their own Coconut Chair prototype.

Venue

The Powerhouse Museum

Date

6, 7, 13, 14 August 10am – 1.00pm

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