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Object Therapy | Panel Discussion


A thought-provoking examination of creative transformative repair.

Our panel discussion will be led by NSW DIA Councillor - UNSW's Guy Keulemans together with four Sydney project contributors, product designer Trent Jansen, social entrepreneur Andy Marks, ceramicist Naomi Taplin, and paper artist Benja Harney.

The panelists will talk about their individual contributions to the Object Therapy project, and will discuss the viability of transformative repair as a response to problems of obsolescence and waste in product design, and its potential as a service for users and consumers in need of options for repair.

Object Therapy is a participatory art and design project concerning creative and transformative repair, that adds value by changing the look or function of an object. Its exhibition will commence, in October at Hotel Hotel, Canberra, as part of their Fix and Make cultural program.


Event Details

Date:         Thursday 20th of October 2016

Time:         6:00pm to 8:00pm (Doors open from 5.30pm)

Venue:       EG02 Lecture Hall, UNSW Art & Design, Paddington Campus, Sydney

Map:          Paddington Campus

Cost:         DIA Members and UNSW Students Free | Non - DIA Members $15.

Includes:   Drinks + nibbles

A limited number of tickets are available.  Hurry to secure your place!

This event is in keeping with the DIA's commitment to support design as a profession and a core contributor to the quality of business, society and our environment. This is an official DIA Accredited Designerâ„¢ presentation and will accrue 4 CPD points towards DIA Accredited Designer status.


If you have any queries regarding this event, please contact nswadmin@design.org.au

Kind Regards,

Elisabeth VanDyk
DIA NSW President
Design Institute of Australia NSW Branch


Image Credit: Jeff's Elephant, by Naomi Taplin


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