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Photo: 5 Foot Photography
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Shaping better cities while enjoying the best brew in town

Capital Brewing Co

DESIGN Canberra is chuffed to be partnering up with the makers of the best brew in town, Capital Brewing Co.

This award-winning brewery was formed by a close group of mates who froth on delicious brews, being one with nature and good vibes. Recently they celebrated their 2nd birthday with a frothin’ party and a special birthday brew to say thanks to the local community. This 100% independently employee-owned brewery believes in making great brews, looking after their people and the environment and supporting the community that supports them.

DESIGN Canberra is delighted to be partnering with Capital Brewing Co. again and is looking forward to sharing a cold one with them at the festival opening party, UTOPIA: Design. Auction.Party. on 8 November.

The design auction party will celebrate the best of Canberra design and will launch the festival with an opening-weekend party. Music, food, and local wines, Capital Brewery Co. beers, spirits and will be hosted at the Fitters Workshop. The auction will offer limited edition and one-off pieces from Canberra’s leading designers and Craft ACT: Craft + Design Centre members. The auction works will be illuminated by experimental lighting design installation by Matt Adey of Beizj Studio.

Tickets are still available and can be purchased via the DESIGN Canberra website.

Tait Network

Tait Network joins DESIGN Canberra this year as a Gold Partner. Tait Network improves quality of communal life through the built environment. They’re a collective of Architects, Landscape Architects and Urban Designers who care about great design, vital spaces and environmental responsibility. They design the spaces between buildings; infrastructure, streets and parks. They believe that life can be improved through great design; buildings that balance functionality and delight, green spaces that enliven and offer respite or adventure, empathetic urban design that understands how people move and what we need to get the most out of our places.

Tait Network facilitate community consultation, collaborate with a variety of industry groups and intersect with other sectors to provide a full understanding of what places need to work for all of us. They’re leading experts in research techniques designed to understand how people use cities, and how cities can become better places to work and play.

Tait Network will host multiple events throughout the Festival including City Now! hosted at our Silver Partner’s premises Capital Brewing Co in Fyshwick.

Join Canberra’s leading Urbanists, Designers, Artists, Entertainers, Policy Makers and the great unwashed for the first instalment of Tait Network’s new ideas event City Now! Big issues facing our places ill be debated and discussed with audience participation very much encouraged. A rowdy, fun event with a serious aim- to get people talking about how we can shape better cities.

Free event, bookings essential.


Associated events: 

City Now!

Civic Square Activation

Understanding the City through Place Making 

Design Auction party