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

DESIGN Canberra is calling for speaker proposals

Calling designers, writers, bloggers, publishers, researchers, collectors and design lovers. 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 by Craft ACT: Craft + Design Centre 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.

Once again, Object Subject will launch the Canberra DESIGN festival on Friday 9th of November, which includes over 200 events taking place over three weeks in locations across Canberra.

Presenters are invited to submit their proposals for the conference sessions by 5 August 2019.

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