MDW Editorial

Designing the circular economy talk 20 April 2022

Melbourne Design Week in 2022 was mammoth

Melbourne Design Week in 2022 was mammoth confirming Melbourne as Australia’s design capital. From 17–27 March 2022, MDW returned for its sixth edition, which included: the inaugural Melbourne Design Fair (MDF), Melbourne Art Book Fair (MABF), MDW Film Festival (MDWFF), and a program of brand and showroom presentations alongside 300-plus… Read More

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Image courtesy of Incendium Radical Library Press 3 March 2022

Melbourne Art Book Fair performs poetry

In 2022, the Melbourne Art Book Fair brings together ideas and practices that explore the connections between art, design, publishing and language in the program Performing Poetics. It coalesces some of Australia’s most exciting and radical poetic voices across MABF’s opening weekend. This program will explore several genres of poetry… Read More

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Suli Skateboarders in Iraqi Kurdistan. Photo by Samantha Robison. 25 February 2022

Civic good: Designing beyond the individual

The past two years have forced us to reassess our understanding of togetherness. With the COVID-19 pandemic serving to deepen existing inequities, in the realm of design we must continue to ask: how can design and creativity transform society by benefiting everyone, rather than individuals? For Melbourne Design Week 2022,… Read More

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22 February 2022

Exhibitions of experimentation

Experimentation goes to the core of the exhibition program within Melbourne Design Week (MDW) as designers explore new work without a defined client, budget or scope. This leads to the examination of some big ideas: designers rethink the supply chain, innovate with new materials and imagine possible futures. All of… Read More

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Marta Figueiredo’s Totem ‘M’ (2018). Photo by Jonathon Griggs 18 February 2022

Melbourne Design Fair: More than meets the eye

Good collectible design goes beyond the object you see. It has something to say about the way we live. It triggers an emotive response. It is never not intentional. Collectible design manifests in various forms from furniture, lighting, vessels and more but what elevates it into this category is the… Read More

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14 February 2022

Making Good with Revival Projects’ Zero Footprint Repurposing Hub

The value of a design is not only judged through its functional or aesthetic impact, but also on its environmental imprint. Design is judged on its ability to ‘make good’. Making good is one of the pillars of Melbourne Design Week in 2022, and the construction industry is under the… Read More

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