Unlimited: Designing for the Asia Pacific

Brisbane Australia 4–10 October 2010

What is Unlimited?

Unlimited is a new international event supported by the Queensland Government to promote the value of design thinking in shaping a positive future for the Asia Pacific region.

Unlimited provides opportunities for businesses, governments, students, community groups and individuals to collaborate on common ground – as we search together for sustainable and commercially viable solutions.

Every three yeras Unlimited hosts a one week event in Brisbane with workshop seminars, exhibitions, talks, a business symposium and a series of master class.  Unlimited is supported by and online portal that brings together regional curators and collaborators, and documents and disseminated key ideas, solutions and propositions.

A great opportunity to visit the very first  event and join in on the action with

Global Artisan Q&A PanelFeeding tomorrow’s billions with Jeb Brugmann and get involved with one of the many exhibitionsevents and kidsworkshops.
ALso to check out ICOGRADA Design Week follows on from Unlimited on the 11th October. Make make sure
 you check in daily to the Unlimited website to plan your Unlimited experience and view the images, video and reviews of events as they happen.

Here are a listing of events & workshops that you might like to attend:

6 Chairs Documentary screening

  • Begins: October 7, 2010 Event times: 6.00pm – 8.30pm
  • Cost: DIA members $35 / Non-members $45
  • Venue: The Edge, State Library of Queensland
  • Address: South Bank, Brisbane, QLD

Register for this event

In this short documentary film by Andrea Nixon and Kirsten Stanisich, six of Australia’s most successful designers under the age of 40 get together to discuss parallels in their work, spanning fashion, interiors and graphics.

The line-up is: Andrew van der Westhuysen (graphic designer, 3D animator and co-owner of Collider, recently listed in the Power 20 issue of Australian Creative); Andrew and Mark Moffit (twin art directors of Moffit.Moffit); Matthew Herbert (Melbourne-based architect who designs retail spaces for innovative brands like Ksubi, Mimco, Roy); Therese Rawsthorne (fashion designer and retailer); Kelvin Ho (architect with a instinct for retail brand design: The Corner Store, Sass and Bide, Incu).

This is an insightful account of the current issues facing local creatives, from sustainability, celebrity cultism and commercial success to the perennial global-versus-local conundrum. The film is an initiative by the Design Institute of Australia.

Food for Design forum

  • Begins: October 8, 2010 Ends: October 9, 2010 Event times: 6pm till late
  • Venue: South Bank Surf Club
  • Address: 30aa Stanley Plaza, Parklands, South Brisbane

To plant the seed of desigining sustainability into our everyday lives, this forum brings together some passionate Australian advocates – television chef Ben O’Donoghue, architect Brian Steendyk and designer Sam Parsons – discussing everything from recycling and food production to healthy eating, the real cost of food and community building, and future issues of energy, shelter and well being.

Presented by STEENDYK

Moving Cities: Moving People and Moving Minds

  • Begins: October 4, 2010 Ends: October 10, 2010 Event times: Tuesday – Saturday 12-8pm Sunday 12-6pm
  • Venue: The Edge, State Library of Queensland
  • Address: South Bank, Brisbane

An exhibition of projects and thinking by Architectus (concerned with making public spaces) and Inkahoots (concerned with messages, knowledge and ideas) that explores the challenges of designing secure new habitation in a world of rapidly changing climate conditions. With much of the Asia-Pacific’s population concentrated along coastlines and/or river valleys, many in our region are vulnerable to severe (and increasing) climate events including sea level rise storms, tsunamis, cyclones, flooding and drought: Queensland is as vulnerable as Vanuatu or the Mekong or Indus Deltas. Answering the challenge means not only dealing with geographic and social ecologies, but processes of transition and change. The opportunity is to see design as a core social process, integrated with the governance, economic and ethical systems which allow the creation of desirable places. 

Presented by Architectus

Electus Charisma exhibition

  • Begins: October 8, 2010 Ends: October 17, 2010 Event times: 10am – 5pm
  • Venue: Metro Arts Gallery 1
  • Address: 109 Edward Street, Brisbane

Electus Charisma – Hype as Object (presented under the pseudonym Co_Lab) explores the process of social buzz (hype) and how it evolves over a six-month period to influence the interest in, and critique of, a particular piece of work via industry endorsement. Within the theme of Opportunity, the project investigates the influence of hype on consumption, posing the question ‘at what point does the hype become more important than the work itself?’ and in turn, ‘does the work need to exist?’ It’s an invitation to critically reassess thinking the around promotion of product and the consumption of design.

Opening Event
Friday 8 October
6pm start
Open invitation
Presented by Co_Labwix.com/electuscharisma/ecIf  you are interested in finding out more about the unlimited event. please click on the below link:

http:/www.unlimitedap.com/All the information for this blog is taken from Unlimited newsletter & Website 

Vinh Van Lam
the authorVinh Van Lam
Vinh Van Lam, co-founder of ArtSHINE, is a visionary art coach and entrepreneur with a passion for fostering creativity. With a diverse background in art and business, he brings a unique perspective to empower emerging artists, enabling them to thrive in the dynamic art industry through the innovative platform of ArtSHINE.

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