The Sydney Indesign seminars are brimming with as much spirit, reflection and adventure as the inquisitive world of A+D requires. Butting in on the design discussion across Asia Pacific, these lively and heated industry debates put a spotlight on A+D in a wholly new way. Surrounding topics relevant to the disciplines and professions of A+D today, the focus may be Australian but the insightfulness is valid worldwide.
The LiveLife Seminar Series
Habitus presents the LiveLife series. These showroom based discussions will champion an emphasis on Residential and Consumer-based design issues with a range in focus from defining a so-called Australian design identity, the response to a resurgence of multi-generational living and keeping urban developments culturally respectful. Indesign Media Asia Pacific has been bringing design to the global stage for over a decade and the LiveLife talks, hosted by members of the Habitus editorial team and industry heavyweights, at #SID17 will be no exception.
Talking About Your Generation: Intergenerational Cohabiting and Residential Design
Throughout the world, two things in particular are forcing us to live in a radically different manner than heretofore: (1) the ever-rising overheads of a voracious property market, and (2) our ever- increasing life expectancy and ageing population. How has the design world approached re-thinking the residential environment to accommodate the multiple needs of many generations in the single domicile?
Design Identities of Australia: Communities in Design
Identity is a hotly contested philosophical arena – and, rightly so. But especially for our creative community, expressing identity through design carries a significantly broad array of integral stakeholders we need to consider. Across Australia, the Indigenous design world is leading the charge for reconsidering the role design plays in expressing the identity of communities.
Size and the City: Our Developers Have Some Explaining To Do
Every year we are informed that urban density across the entire Asia Pacific region has reached a record high. While our collective population continues to increase alongside the growing strain on our urban environments, we look to our developers and urban planners to provide solution. Whether you call it ‘small living’, ‘slow living’, ‘low density’ or ‘high sprawl’, where does the urban planner t within the A+D community? And, more pointedly, what can we learn from development experiments around the world?
WorkLife Seminar Series
Indesign Media Asia Pacific has been the premier name in Australian and Asia Pacific design for over a decade, and at #SID17, we’ll be showcasing why. The sell-out success story of the last few years – our WorkLife seminar series – will once again see a range of global design trailblazers, thought-leaders and brands to share their knowledge, experience and journeys with our visitors as part of a program of seminars and discussions. Indesign magazine presents the WorkLife series of showroom-driven seminar discussions zero-ing in on a wide range of issues in architecture and design. The talks, hosted by members of the Indesign editorial team also showcase prominent members of the design community. WorkLife will take place on Friday 11 August. Architects, designers, developers, builders, end users and more are in for a real treat! All WorkLife seminars will be ticketed events, with substantial discounts applying to members of key organisations in the architecture, design, property and construction sectors. +Ticket holders will receive 1 X CPD point towards their professional accreditation.
Hot Enough to Hashtag: A+D in the Social Media World
As the marketing and media landscape continues to change every day, never has building and sustaining brand equity been harder. But, while this is the case, there’s a strong argument being put forward for investing our marketing activities in new channels. The word ‘influencer’ seems to be thrown about a little too recklessly – but is there a lesson or two the A+D community can take from the world of avant-garde social media? Here we get to grips with the politics of ‘likes’, alternative marketing, and prolonging the reach of our digital presence through social media.
Mobile-working is the New Agile: How to Design for an ‘Out of Office’ Workforce
Thirty years ago ‘going to work’ meant going to an office to complete set tasks. Today it means going to ______ to work. Between the two redefinitions lies a social, cultural and grammatical change: ‘work’ is no longer a noun, no longer a ‘given place’. As a result of mobile working options, the commercial sector is being revolutionised by other aspects of our industry: including hospitality spaces and residential environments. Is this the end of the ‘Office’? Or is it simply the end as we know it?
Kitsch, Please: How our Industry Can Disrupt and Experiment Without Getting Naff
Today, our workplaces are diverse hubs of design politics. Everything from agility to ABW to cubicles and change management carries enormous political clout. There is, however, a growing trend in this space to investigate the truly unique working models and design solutions, which govern extreme workplaces. Whether in outer-space, the deep sea, on the road or in the sky, how has design-thinking and engineering innovations in the commercial sector embraced its inner-weird.
Words by Amelia Goldie