Sydney Design Festival 2019

Image: Mapping Floral Imagery process, Bic Tieu, Photo courtesy of the artist.

Image: Mapping Floral Imagery process, Bic Tieu, Photo courtesy of the artist.

Ideas Intersecting: Innovation and Design

The project centres on the creation of a digital exhibition that explores a single project within the practice of a number of individual designers. Through visually documenting each practitioner’s processes and design methods for a selected project, the exhibition will illuminate, and make tangible, the moments in creative practice when seemingly disparate ideas intersect.

The digital exhibition will be live throughout the duration of Sydney Design Festival, reimagining the traditional physicality of place-based gallery exhibitions. The digital format allows the project to address issues of audience accessibility in relation to design outcomes, and also the audience’s understanding of the intersection of design and innovation. This is achieved through the exploration of new possibilities for communicating process and experimentation within practice, when the exhibition is freed from the space, economic and visual constraints of the analogue world.

The digital exhibition will be launched at an opening night, where visual materials from the exhibition will be projected. The venue for the opening night and projection is The Black Box, UNSW Art & Design, Paddington.

A 1 hour panel discussion with practitioners will be held at the opening, and will address the intersection of ideas within the works included in the exhibition.

‘Ideas Intersecting: Innovation and Design’ is an initiative stemming from the research platform ideas intersecting, a collaboration between UNSW Art & Design researchers and practitioners Bic Tieu and Carly Vickers.

Exhibitors Include:

Alia Parker, Bic Tieu, Carly Vickers, Harriet Watts

Opening Night: March 7th, 6 – 8pm.

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