Meet the Designers: Tokyo Derivé Exhibition

Monday, 23 November 2023

Following its first presentation to the public in the Design Festa Gallery (Harajuku, Tokyo), The Tokyo Derivé exhibition will be part of DESIGN Canberra’s festival. Resulting from a two-week workshop back in June between the University of Canberra and Keio University, Milica Muminovic and her students are gearing up to present a collection of student work focused on everyday spaces in Tokyo.


The DESIGN Canberra team had a quick catch up with Milica, Assistant Professor at the University of Canberra Faculty of Arts and Architecture.


Q: How did you get into design?

A: I always liked making things. When the time came for me to make the decision of what I am going to do for the rest of my life, it became clear to me that anything that does not have some component of design, would be horribly boring. So, I choose architecture.


Q: Where do you go for inspiration?

A: I always find inspiration from a place where building or any other thing is going to be.


Q: What do you find most rewarding about your design career?

A: Excitement and nonlinearity!


Q: Why do you love design?

A: Just being addicted to the moment in which idea is born!


Q: What do you have planned for DESIGN Canberra?

A: Exhibiting the students’ impressions on extraordinary (design) within ordinary (non-designed) in Tokyo. We will have a special niche for people to tell us what is extraordinary in ordinary in Canberra!



Be sure to come by and check out the work during the DESIGN Canberra festival. It will be on display from Saturday 21 November to Sunday 29 November. Head over to their DESIGN Canberra event page for details, and see more of their work at

Meet the Designers: Tokyo Derivé Exhibition
Rolfe Classic BMW
Clarity Communications
Her Canberra