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APDL is looking for regional design minds ambassadors

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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

2015 Year in Review

Designer and media artist Erik Adigard said, “Design is a mix of craft, science, storytelling, propaganda, and philosophy.” With the milestone anniversary of five years now firmly under the APDL belt, we hope you enjoyed the design milieu we offered, and look forward to sharing the colourful mix for the next five-year phase for design … Read more


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The annual Cooper Hewitt Fellowship provides financial support for a registered Queensland school teacher to complete a project in design education at the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum in New York. We sat down with Silas Middelton, who alongside Dawn Boland, is the 2015 Cooper Hewitt Fellow discuss his fellowship. From your perspective, what is the significance … Read more

The Fleet Store pops up in partnership with APDL


The Fleet Store is Brisbane’s annual ‘fleeting’ boutique. Managed by QUT Fashion and Business students, The Fleet Store showcases apparel, accessories, artwork and other unique products made by current QUT students and alumni. 2015 is the fifth year of The Fleet Store, and will see it popping-up in partnership with SLQ’s Asia Pacific Design Library at State Library … Read more