QUT Design Lab Social Lightscapes panel discussion

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The role of lighting and community engagement in the development of liveable, social and safe cities will be on the agenda at QUT Design Lab Social Lightscapes panel discussion. The free event will be moderated by architect, urbanist and Director of Archipelago, Peter Edwards. Panellists will include Dr Elettra Bordonaro, founder of Light Follows Behaviour, Dr Joanne … Read more

Queensland Smithsonian Fellowships opportunity

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Attention Queensland design creatives: applications for Queensland Smithsonian Fellowships are being accepted now. The Queensland-Smithsonian Fellowships Program supports collaborative projects between the Queensland Government and the Smithsonian Institution, based in the United States. It supports fellows from Queensland’s research, education and cultural sectors to visit a Smithsonian Institution facility and complete a project. Fellows will increase … Read more

Beth Wilson: Brisbane Houses with Gardens

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Join eminent Landscape Architect, Beth Wilson for a unique evening as she presents, in words and pictures, an historic review of houses with gardens in Brisbane. In 2015, Beth Wilson’s 50 year contribution to Queensland’s built environment was recognised by an Honorary Fellowship from the Australian Institute of Architect’s Queensland Chapter. Just six months later, Beth … Read more

Design your creek week

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Small Creek was once a meandering natural stream that flowed into Deebing Creek, and then into the Bremer River. Today it’s a straight concrete channel that offers very little value to the community or environment. That’s about to change. Small Creek will be reinstated as a natural waterway, in a project funded by Ipswich City … Read more

A detailed eye on SLQ building

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The APDL is celebrating the 10th anniversary of State Library of Queensland’s building redevelopment in the Design Lounge. The redevelopment was a monumental project that effectively doubled the size of the original Robin Gibson designed building. It was part of a major $291 million Millennium Arts Project which was a state wide infrastructure program by the … Read more

APDL is six

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Asia Pacific Design Library is six years old! In October 2010, APDL was launched to coincide with the Asia Pacific Design Triennial with the aim to develop SLQ’s capacity to build strength in the key collection area of design. It’s been a busy six years: we have grown an enviable design collection; formed excellent partnerships … Read more

Urban precincts for new world cities

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Interested in joining the discourse about the issues that shape Brisbane’s urban landscape? Architecture Australia, in partnership with Living Edge, is presenting AA Roundtable 10  which aims to explore Brisbane’s subtropical urbanity, promoting debate around key issues shaping the city today. This free public forum will be presented in the new Living Edge showroom in the … Read more

Design Minds: PD Day with Smithsonian Fellow

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2015 Smithsonian Fellow Dr. Kathy Mackey will be leading our next Design Minds professional development workshop on Friday 11 November. The workshop will focus on Innovation Thinking using Library Collections and is ideal for all educators including teacher librarians and pre-service teachers looking for that extra edge in the classroom. The intimate workshop will take teachers through … Read more

Design Spark Grant

ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam -- Senior Airman Jeremiah Santos uses a die grinder to sand and shape equipment here April 15. Airman Santos is a metals technology journeyman from the 36th Maintenance Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Val Gempis)

Queensland schools can apply for a grant of up to $2,000 to assist them to deliver cutting-edge design thinking programs within their school community. State Library of Queensland’s Design Minds program has six Design Spark grants available for primary and high schools based in Queensland. SLQ’s Director Engagement and Partnerships Jane Cowell said the Design Spark grants will help drive … Read more