The events you don’t want to miss

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    Look Upstairs

    Only those who attempt the absurd will achieve the impossible. I think it’s in my basement… let me go upstairs and check. — M.C. Escher — Look Upstairs brings together the largest gathering of international design leaders ever seen in Australia from across 2D, 3D and digital disciplines, as a professional development resource for creative […]

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    Design Futures

    An informative and enthralling way for 2,500 secondary school students to discover the different design disciplines and choose a course that best suits their skills and interests. In a two-hour presentation, students hear creative leaders tell illuminating stories describing what it’s like to build a career in their specific field of expertise. Students also navigate […]

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    Design Seeds

    Design Seeds is a workshop aimed at encouraging children to become champions of good design. All young minds are fired with imagination, stoked by curiosity – and from imagination springs new ideas. Through this program, primary schools are invited to bring along groups of inquisitive and innovative students to participate in activities with inspirational designers. […]

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    Business Advantage

    Companies that understand the essence of design can make huge profits. Come to breakfast and Søren Ingomar Petersen will show you how. Strategies for success At this year’s Business Advantage breakfast seminar Dr Søren Ingomar Petersen, a world leader in the theories and practice of integrating design into business, will share his insights with a […]

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    Design Garden

    The Arts Centre Melbourne Lawn will be transformed by Six Degrees Architects with support from Simon Taylor Landart and Local Peoples into a free design hub for design enthusiasts and those curious. Through exhibitions and social gatherings visitors can enter the world of design, meet local and international designers and explore the limitless opportunities design can offer. The […]

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    Studio Access

    Step inside leading Melbourne Design Studios.  Build your networks. Only open to students and new graduates who attend Look Upstairs. It’s usually impossible for design students and new graduates to gain access to the studios whose work they admire and want to emulate. agIdeas opens doors for them. Through this program they can be part of a small group who […]

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    Design for Business: Research

    The Design for Business: Research Conference is a series of presentations that examine the role of design in building competitive business advantage. In its fourth year, this research program is a world-class platform for the sharing of rigorous knowledge development in the area of design in business. We believe that design led innovation offers strategic […]

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