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Object Subject: 2019 National Design Writing Conference is an international platform for writers to address design as a positive change agent in society. At the inaugural Object Subject conference (2017), keynote speaker and NY Times design critic Alice Rawsthorn called on the design sector to take seriously their responsibilities – social, environmental and ethical. This clarion call, teamed with multiple requests to repeat the event, is a catalyst for the second design writing conference.

Object Subject: 2019 National Design Writing Conference is an international platform for writers to address design as a positive change agent in society.

At the inaugural national design writing conference, Object Subject (2017), keynote speaker and NY Times design critic Alice Rawsthorn called on the design sector to take seriously their responsibilities – social, environmental and ethical. This clarion call, teamed with multiple requests from national and international design writers to repeat the event, is a catalyst for the second design writing conference.

Presented as part of the popular DESIGN Canberra festival, Object Subject: 2019 National Design Writing Conference will build on the successful inaugural event, which inspired new conversations, connections and ideas, questioned the very role and responsibility of design, and resulted in the publication of a special issue of the international scholarly journal, Fusion.

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Stay on for the weekend and experience everything that DESIGN Canberra has to offer, including events, exhibitions, talks, tours, activations, markets, collaborations, artist studios and open homes. From 4-24 November 2019, the festival celebrates and promotes Canberra as a global city of design, transforming the nation’s capital into a new platform for design and experimentation.

 

CONFERENCE PROGRAM

THURSDAY 7 NOVEMBER

6:00pm – 7:30pm Opening Reception, Venue TBC

FRIDAY 8 NOVEMBER

8:00am – 5:00pm Conference (Day 1)

8:00pm - 11pm DESIGN Canberra opening party and auction

SATURDAY 10 NOVEMBER

9:30am – 1:00pm Research forum (Day 2)

 

REGISTRATION

Early bird: $190.00 (until Sunday 1 September 2019)
Full registration: $290.00
Student: $120.00

LOCATION

Full details will be provide closer to the date

Contact Details

DESIGN Canberra
designcanberra@craftact.org.au
02 6262 9333

Image: Tom Skeehan, Thought Process. Photo: Dream Pieces