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ADA to Beijing Design Week

We are delighted to announce that ADA Chair Oliver Kratzer has been selected to represent the ADA on the inaugural Australian delegation to Beijing Design Week later this month. 

The Australian Embassy in Beijing is organising this inaugural delegation as part of the Australian Government's ongoing promotion of Australian creative industries in China.

Following the visit, the ADA will be hosting a forum to share reflections and insights on the Beijing Design Week experience.  

New Education Member

The ADA welcomes JMC Academy as its new Education Member.


WDC 2014 to host 'Designing Policies for a Developing Country'

The 'Make a Plan' WDC 2014 Design Policy Conference, taking place 17-18 October 2014 at the Cape Town Stadium, aims to develop a policy that guides and encourages design, not only in South Africa but on the entire African continent. Discussions on challenges and opportunities around policy in a developing context will also be held.


Inclusive Design: from the pixel to the city

Inclusive Design: from the pixel to the city is a new animated short feature from the UK Design Council.  It features conversations with leading designers creating the next generation of products, graphics and vehicles designed to work better for everyone.


DESIGN Canberra Festival

DESIGN Canberra is a new festival of design to be held in late November and hosted by Craft ACT.

Helen O’Neil, Craft ACT president and member of the DESIGN Canberra Festival Committee told the Sydney Morning Herald:

“Canberra is Australia’s designed city, a natural centre for celebrating Australian creative talent in design in fields from architecture and landscape design to ceramics, textiles and jewellery.


Australian Institute of Architects launches new consumer engagement program

The AIA is launching a new consumer engagement program, ask an architect. Designed to increase public awareness of architects, the program is particularly focused on the residential consumer market.


Design as Strategy for Growth

On 20 August Object: Australian Design Centre and BCG Digital Ventures hosted a sell-out event as part of Sydney Design on the role of design as a strategy for growth.


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Australian Design Alliance: promoting the use of design to boost Australia's productivity through innovation.

Australian Craft and Design Centres
Australian Graphic Design Association
Australian Institute of Architects
Australian Institute of Landscape Architects
Australian Network for Art and Technology
Australian Production Design Guild
Building Designers Australia
Council for the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences
Council of Textile and Fashion Industries of Australia
Design Institute of Australia
Engineers Australia
Good Design Australia
National Association for the Visual Arts
Planning Institute of Australia

Object: Australian Design Centre

JMC Academy
UNSW Art and Design
UTS Design Innovation Research Centre
Virtu Design Institute

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Digital Partner: Canvas Group
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