The Least House Necessary

During Asia Pacific Architecture Forum, teachers, designers and design enthusiasts are invited to attend a new APDL design minds workshop run in partnership with People Oriented Design. Are Queensland homes operating as efficiently and effectively as they should? Is that extra bathroom really a requirement? These questions and more will be something to ponder in The Least House … Read more

Design Minds: PD Day with Smithsonian Fellow

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

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

Meet our Design Minds Regional Ambassadors

What do you get when you mix 13 enthusiastic educators from across Queensland with design thinking skills? Design Minds Regional Ambassadors! We are delighted to announce the following teachers and educators who have been selected to participate in our Design Minds Regional Ambassadors program: Ann Weaver, Brett Wass, Sarah Chapman, Graeme Parker, Herman Rijken, Justin Hill, … Read more

Bowen State High School visit

Year 12 students from Bowen State High School paid a flying visit to Brisbane last semester as part of a four day experience to gain a greater understanding of graphical design. APDL was one of the many destinations of their design-themed excursion. At APDL the students interacted with our APDL Connect installation and browsed our … Read more

APDL is looking for regional design minds ambassadors

Image by Becky Strong

APDL is proud to announce the launch of our new Design Minds Regional Ambassador Program. We are seeking to appoint ambassadors from across regional Queensland who possess the ‘qualities of a 21st century educator’ and have a broad network of influence, ideally through a teaching association or member organisation. Regional Ambassadors will actively promote Design Minds within … Read more

K8 Children’s Symposium

Imagine a child’s perspective of Brisbane in the year 2036… As part of QPAC’s Out of the Box festival, K8 Children’s Symposium offers eight-year-old children and their teachers, the opportunity to develop new ways of thinking, build creative expertise, and travel pathways to innovation and problem solving. The symposium is both a professional development opportunity … Read more

Design Experiments Workshop

Rapid development in urban areas and complex advances in technology are changing human relationships with built environments. In this workshop, teachers and students collaborate to investigate the question ‘How might we experiment to find new solutions to urban space as cities grow?’ This highly interactive and engaging workshop aims to explore possibilities to enrich a neglected public space in Brisbane. After … Read more