Melbourne International Design Week 2015 is a week-long celebration of design excellence, showcasing the best of design in the State of Victoria and internationally between 11-17 May 2015. The pinnacle event on Australia's design calendar, Melbourne International Design Week provides an opportunity to highlight your design capabilities, ideas, products and services. We encourage you to get involved by submitting an Expression of Interest for a design related activity, including; exhibition, short course, studio tour, installation or party. To be accepted into the program, the event must: Be unique and clearly design related, or support, build on and/or collaborate with existing programs Occur in Victoria within event dates, 11-17 May 2015 We encourage content that builds collaboration between design disciplines, industry sectors, and the local and international community. If you would like to get involved, please submit your Expression of Interest to be considered for inclusion in the Melbourne International Design Week 2015 program via the Design Matters Victoria portal. Inclusion in the 2015 program is free, and all content accepted by Friday 6 February 2015 will be included in the official event guide and extensive marketing campaign. Visit the website for a preview of the exciting program and participants confirmed so far.
Learn how design education can help develop creative intelligence and 21st century skills in your classroom! This new workshop will provide teachers with an interdisciplinary platform to explore design education in their classroom, through teacher-to-teacher dialogue, panel discussion and hands-on participation. Four panellists from a range of educational, creative and cultural organisations, will present varying perspectives on 21st century approaches to education, as the impetus for teachers to generate future strategies for design as a pedagogical framework. Terry Deen, who has recently returned from his fellowship at Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum in New York, will also share his key insights and learnings. This workshop is suitable for teachers who want to introduce and develop design-based education, be a part of Queensland’s design education community and implement Design Minds in their classroom! Date: Fri 27 February Time: 7:30am – 4:00pm Where: The Edge Auditorium, State Library of Queensland Ticket: $195, bookings via Eventbrite