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

Culture Craft and Design

Traditional items may drive contemporary design iterations.

Traditional and contemporary craft operates at an interesting intersection within the Smithsonian and within arts and culture more broadly. Traditional handcrafts and other reflections of heritage such as artisan food and folk music have  very high levels of historical and social value, and are now finding a place within the business of cultural tourism. The … Read more

Meet leaders from government and business at the 2015 Asia Pacific Cities Summit (2015APCS) & Mayors’ Forum.


2015APCS is an invaluable opportunity to access the key influencers and decision-makers of the Asia Pacific and beyond. The summit connects government leaders and enterprise, drives business opportunities and promotes global best practice in sustaining and governing growing cities. The overarching theme of this global gathering is ‘business and leadership in the Asia Pacific’. Four program themes will be addressed by international government and … Read more

Creative Lab: STEM to STEAM


Queensland Museum with The Cube, Queensland University of Technology and kuril dhagun, State Library of Queensland invite you to the Creative Lab; a two-day, hands‑on, professional development activity for educators, running May 1-2. This Creative Lab will enable educators to explore new and engaging ways of connecting students with STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) through a STEAM learning framework. Workshops … Read more

Design Education in New York City


Terry Deen, a local teacher at Kelvin Grove State College in Queensland, was the 2014 Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt Fellow. Thanks to the partnership between the Queensland Government and the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum in New York, Terry worked at NYC’s iconic Museum Mile experiencing and delivering quality design education via his tenure. Terry will share his key insights and … Read more