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Season's Greetings from the ADA

On behalf of the Australian Design Alliance Board, we wish all our members, friends, partners and supporters the best for the festive season and a happy and productive start to 2015.  

Looking forward to working with you in the year ahead to unfold our plans for a stronger presence for design in the national conversation.

Oliver Kratzer, ADA Chairman
Lisa Cahill, ADA Executive Director

China Australia Millennial Project

The China Australia Millennial Project (CAMP) cultivates opportunities, develops networks and co-creates new solutions to issues common to both Australia and China. In collaboration with Vivid Ideas 2015, CAMP will see 100 young innovators from China converge upon Sydney and meet 100 young innovators from across Australia for a one week innovation incubator lab, mentored by global change-makers.


What are the biggest challenges for our creative industries?

The outgoing Creative Industries Innovation Centre has done some very valuable work in its six year history. This month it unveils the 2014 Forensic Reports which examine eight creative sectors and reveal some critical trends across the industry.


Review of Designs System

The Advisory Council on Intellectual Property’s (ACIP) has just released an Options Paper for its Review of the Designs System. The Paper seeks stakeholder comments on three broad options that address varying levels of policy issues. These options will be further analysed once ACIP has received stakeholder feedback.

Submissions on the Options Paper close on 23 January 2015.


Design is one thing, but getting it manufactured another

Brandon Gien, CEO of Good Design Australia and Chairman of Icsid (International Council of Societies of Industrial Design), talks with Fenella Kernebone about the opportunities that exist for a reinvented Australian manufacturing sector looking through a design lens.


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
UTS Business School

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

Communication Design Partner: Brave Creative
Digital Partner: Canvas Group
Network Collaborator: Pozible