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Last Call to Join the Design Conversation

Last Call to Join the Design Conversation

For Melbourne Indesign 2016, Habitus presents the LiveLife Seminar Series: the place to learn, discuss and debate the latest and most controversial aspects of contemporary design and architecture.

This year for Melbourne Indesign 2016, which is now only a couple of days away, the Habitus editorial team is hosting a seminar series that showcases the A+D community’s best and brightest. MID16 is built around the theme ‘Explore’ and so the LiveLife Seminar Series is shaping up to be the place to learn, discuss and debate the latest and most controversial aspects of contemporary design and architecture in homes all across the Asia Pacific. Taking place on August 12, tickets are currently on sale and selling-out FAST. To get yourself the latest issue of Habitus Magazine, a range of Hay stationery, and your golden ticket to the design future, jump onto Melbourne Indesign 2016 and reserve yourself a space.

The LiveLife Seminar Series is proudly sponsored by Scandinavian Business Seating and Herman Miller. Here’s the rundown:

The Talks

Heritage and Australian Identity – the Brick Veneer and the Suburbs
The Iconic Brick Veneer as our Suburban Heritage
Brick Veneer and the Suburbs: the cultural cringe about our architectural past. What architecture and design is worth protecting? How will Australian Identity evolve going forward? How important is a creating or maintaining an architectural identity? What responsibility should architects and designers have in the story of Australian identity?

Moderator: Alice Blackwood, Editor Indesign Magazine
Shelley Penn, City of Melbourne
Paul Roser, National Trust Victoria
Tim Ross, Comedian  Design Identity
Hosted by Arthur G

Disrupting Design Living – the New Commune
Disrupting Design Living
The New Commune: What defines a commune in terms of design? How can we best design to create a sense of community? What are the benefits of communal living? Can communal living solve Australia’s housing problems? How can design help facilitate communes that are practical? How can designers balance the need for communal living and privacy?

Moderator: Sara Savage, Assemble Papers
Clare Cousins, Clare Cousins Architects
Katy Svalbe, Amber Road
Monique Woodward, WOWOWA
Hosted by Darkon

Lighting the Home – How to Show How We Live
Lighting the home
How do we live within light? Natural vs. manmade lighting – where should design attention go? When designing, can function and decoration ever truly be equal? Is lighting design intended to be seen or should it just illuminate space? What level of environmental responsibility should lighting design take?

Moderator: Mark Elliot
Christopher Boots, Christopher Boots
Nick Harding, HA Architects
Ross Hines, Tongue & Groove
Volker Haug
Hosted by AJAR

Melbourne Indesign 2016