DESIGN Canberra 2015 is the capital’s most significant design event. Held for the first time in November 2014, the inaugural DESIGN Canberra festival drew 24,000 visitors to 101 events presented by 460 participants. This year’s festival will feature more than 750 participants involved in close to 70 activities held across 9 days.
DESIGN Canberra puts you in touch with the capital’s creative excellence. It shines a spotlight on the nation’s talent through an extensive program that sees designers and the public connect, create and collaborate. With a strong focus on accessibility and connecting with the public, many festival activities are free.
Running over two weekends, 21–29 November, this festival offers something for of all ages. The festival’s exciting program will unfold in dozens of locations across the city, including at cultural institutions, arts centres, museums, galleries, universities, design centres, studios, workshops and as well as popping up in the central civic area. DESIGN Canberra focuses on ground-breaking collaborations between educational and collecting institutions, artists, designers, architects, design associations, manufacturing and retail business at local, regional and national levels.
The festival is divided into five event streams: ACTivate pop-up projects in empty shopfronts, Capital of Culture design tours, DESIGN Buzz lecture series, Living Artist open studios and Exhibitions.
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