Bringing to Perth a range of heated topical industry talks, designer guests, live events, cutting-edge demonstrations, installations and entertainment, Wine In Design is going to be something quite unlike anything you’ve seen before.
You may think you know what a “design event” is. Well, think again.
For Contemporary Wine In Design 2016, Contemporary is hosting the seminar series Westward Ho!.
Butting-in on the design discussion across Western Australia, these lively and heated industry talks put a spotlight on A+D in a wholly unique way. Surrounding topics relevant to A+D, the focus may be West Coast, but the insightfulness is valid Australia-wide.
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Design discussion often throws the words “collaboration” and “co-operation” around a little too recklessly. In Western Australia, the word “competition” should be added to the mix. The focus andhype around A+D in this country is undeniably skewed in favour of the East Coast. But what does the West do differently? What is the distinction between the two orientations toward design? What can we learn?
Hosted by: Arthur G @ 10:00am
Speakers include: Steve Cordony, Richard Misso, David Weir, David Congram
The way the public perceives design is often very different to how the industry perceives it. This comes as no shock whatsoever. With huge projects like the New Museum or the revamped Perth Stadium on the cards, the design discussion in WA is not in the studio: it’s on the street. What does designing for the public sphere actually mean? Is this sphere the only public? Meanwhile, in Europe, there is heated debate on the designer-side too. With landmark legislation that attempts to finally do away with ‘the replica’’ democracy in design has come full circle to include the producer side as well. When we talk about democracy in design, just how far-reaching are the ramifications?
Hosted by: Living Edge @ 2:30pm
Speakers include: Alec Coles OBE, Peter Lee, David Caon, Sandy Anghie, Andrew Thornton Hick, David Congram
Looking backward, moving forward, Perth’s cityscape has a unique architectural identity. But, alongside massive redevelopments of some of the city’s old icons – The Treasury, Allendale Square, the Walsh Family residence – we have to think about what architecture is worth protecting. How important is creating or maintaining an architectural identity? How much of a role should architects and designers have in the story of Perth’s identity?
Hosted by: Innerspace @ 10:00am
Speakers include: Jemma Green, Suzanne Hunt, Clinton Matthews, Benjamin Braham
With the increased investment in Western Australia’s cultural and civil infrastructure, we have to ask what our A+D community is doing that seems to be getting the world’s attention. Tourism on the West Coast is growing from strength to strength annually, and the unique skyline of Perth is luring visitors from all over the globe. What did A+D do that has helped make Perth an international destination? How have they done this? Or, simply, why?
Hosted by: Artedomus @ 12:30pm
Speakers include: Michael Woodhams, Phillip Griffiths, Jack Flanagan, Neil Cownie