Yearly Archives: 2015 Back

Design Lounge news

Plans are afoot for change in the Design Lounge. If you’ve been in to visit us recently you may have noticed a new glass enclosed space for temporary displays of travelling design exhibitions or student work. It gives us greater flexibility to display larger, more precious works for the general design-loving public. Earlier this month … Read more

APDL Summer Reading Guide

The APDL is getting ready for the summer holidays, with trips to the beach planned and books already selected for those quieter moments during the silly season. So what will we be reading this summer? Natalie’s picks  APDL Manager Natalie is spending her downtime with design books related to her PhD studies… Sparks of genius : … Read more

Asia Pacific Architecture Forum comes to Queensland

It will be a festival of architectural ideas and cultural exchange when the inaugural Asia Pacific Architecture Forum (APAF) comes to Queensland in March 2016. The first two weeks in March will be busy as the APAF will be action-packed with exhibitions, installations, lectures, workshops and a symposium to engage architecture enthusiasts, professionals, educators, students … Read more

Think Outside with Susan Freeman


Architect Susan Freeman from Freeman Ryan will speak at our last Think Outside talk on Wednesday 11 November. Susan  is co-founder of Freeman Ryan Design, a design firm that creates exhibitions and visitor experiences that set new standards of innovation and design excellence in engaging and inspiring audiences. They have extensive experience both within Australia and internationally … Read more

The Kombucha Project 2015

Fancy footwear is where it is at for first year QUT Fashion Design students. The students have been experimenting with a natural and sustainable substance called Kombucha as part of a design brief to fabricate shoes. Kombucha is produced by fermenting green tea using a ‘symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast’ or as it is better … Read more

Think Outside with Dongsei Kim

The last in the series of Think Outside Design + Conflict talks will focus on the theme Remember. South-Korean based designer Dongsei Kim from Axu Studio will be one of our guest speakers on the night. He is an architect, urbanist and educator. Dongsei teaches at Korea University in Seoul and has also taught at Columbia University, RMIT University, Monash … Read more

Think Outside with Min Choi

Next week our second Think Outside event will tackle the issue of Design and Conflict: Communicate.  Please meet our special international guest speaker – esteemed graphic designer Min Choi of Sulki and Min. Learn more about Min and what motivates him to design. What does a typical day look like for you? I get up to feed my baby around … Read more