Ctrl.Alt.Design – Design Canberra Festival


Presented by the DESIGN Canberra Festival, this annual showcase brings to light the digital production work of students within the faculty of Arts and Design.

Located in the Monaro Mall this exhibition features three large pillars with displays on them displaying looped multimedia presentations of images, video and animation.

Featuring students works from the disciplines of Architecture, Digital Media, Industrial Design, Interaction Design, Interior Architecture, Landscape Architecture and Visual Communication, CTRL.ALT.DESIGN highlights the agency, agility, and adaptability of the next generation of creative professionals through digital ways and means taught within the University of Canberra’s Faculty of Arts and Design.

The exhibition expresses the agency and capacity of digital tools enabling the creative professional (CTRL), the alternative pathways, perspectives and approaches digital platforms enable (ALT), and how the digitally enabled creative can offer new solutions, opportunities and experiences that improve and enrichen our daily lives (DESIGN).

UC design lecturer Sam Tomkins states that “there is upward of 30 student works that have been selected from our undergraduate and postgraduate programs on display in the exhibition. The work is not just showing our final graduates’ work, but also our first and second-year students”

This public platform of exhibition will provide a wide audience to a vast array of student work across many disciplines. It will demonstrate the talent of these emerging designers and show the future of solving problems using creative digital tools.

DESIGN Canberra is proud to have both the University of Canberra and Canberra Centre as our Platinum sponsors for this year’s festival.


DESIGN Canberra acknowledges the Ngunnawal people as the traditional custodians of the ACT and surrounding areas. We honour and respect their ongoing cultural and spiritual connections to this country and the contribution they make to the life of this city and this region. We aim to respect cultural heritage, customs and beliefs of all Indigenous people.