Evoke: the art of architecture


  Townsville will play host to Evoke – a regional architecture conference from 8 September until 11 September with renowned Japanese architect Kengo Kuma as one of the key-note speakers. The four-day conference, held by the Australian Institute of Architects, aims to explore the position of architecture as art – architecture that evokes emotion and creates engaging and … Read more

Idea to invention : what you need to know to cash in on your inspiration (book)


Author: Patricia Nolan-Brown You don’t have to be a mechanical genius to be an inventor. Anyone can invent – a parent wrestling with a baby sling …a coach frustrated with slick-soled running shoes …an office worker determined to keep the computer cords untangled. Inventing is simply finding clever solutions to everyday challenges. Author and inventor … Read more

First, break all the rules : what the world’s greatest managers do differently (book)


Author: Gallup ; foreword by Jim Harter, Ph.D. The greatest managers in the world seem to have little in common. They differ in sex, age, and race. They employ vastly different styles and focus on different goals. Yet despite their differences, great managers share one common trait: They do not hesitate to break virtually every … Read more

[free workshop] Lab 4 Social Innovation (creating a mindset for social innovation)


What is social innovation? Join social entrepreneur Toby Chambers to learn how much more there is to a business than making profit. Combining new theory with a hands-on practical exercise to spark social innovation and social change, this interactive workshop will introduce participants to the concept of disruption, and demonstrate how disruption impacts stakeholders. The … Read more

New Report Shines Light on the U.S. Accelerator Industry

“According to The 2015 Global Accelerator Report, accelerator programs are launching every year in all regions throughout the globe. However, it’s found its foothold in the U.S. and Canada. In 2005, Paul Graham launched Y Combinator (YC), setting forth an entirely new business model known as the startup accelerator. YC provided housing for young startups in exchange for a … Read more

Visitors to the Australian Library of Art

Paul Costigan, Gael Newton, Christene Drewe & Victoria Cooper Image courtesy of Doug Spowart

Guest blogger,  Doug Spowart the 2014 Siganto Foundation Research Fellow  reports on activities in the Australian Library of Art this week. Gael Newton and Paul Costigan recently visited the State Library of Queensland and met with Christene Drewe and Joan Bruce, Librarians from the Australian Library of Art, and Siganto Foundation Artists’ Book Research Fellows … Read more