Melbourne Design Week (MDW) holds an annual commission that invites writers, researchers and designers to tell a story through a one-off commission that expands an underlying MDW theme.
Each ‘design broadcaster’ produces one piece of content – such as an essay, podcast or video. In return, Broadcasters receive a commissioning fee of $1,200 (the equivalent to a 1,200 word article). In the process, Broadcasters will be offered one-to-one mentoring and access to the Design Week program. The 2022 Design Broadcasters are: Bianca Arthur-Hull, Madeleine Collie and Jade Irvine. In 2021, the Broadcasters were Paul van Herk, Samuel Torre and Amy Snoekstra.
Tristen Harwood, Editor Memo Review, Naarm/Birrarung-ga, Melbourne
Elisapeta Heta, Associate principal at Jasmax, Tāmaki Makaurau, Auckland
Jana Perkovic, Editor SPACE10, København, Copenhagen
Tristen Harwood, Elisapeta Heta, Timothy Moore (MDW curator), Megan Patty (NGV Publications editor), Jana Perkovic, Sophie Rzepecky (Assemble Papers editor)