In 2021, Melbourne Design Week explores the theme ‘design the world you want’ where designers demonstrate how they can collaborate to create a better and healthier future for the planet.
Over eleven days, Melbourne Design Week presents emerging and established designers to address the theme in an array of talks, tours, workshops, exhibitions and launches across Melbourne and Victoria. Through this, it celebrates the diversity of the Australian design and architectural sector offering both industry professionals and design enthusiasts the opportunity to engage with individuals, institutions and practices at the vanguard of design world-wide.
Melbourne Design Week is ideas-driven. Inspired by the theme ‘design the world you want’, designers respond to this provocation through three pillars: Care, Community and Climate. Events under the Care thematic reflect the desire for design processes that consider the emotional needs of others, including other species; Community celebrates collaboration across disciplines, disseminating knowledge and embracing new cultures; and Climate examines the ways in which designers can mediate the effects of climate change, including the necessary shift to a zero-carbon future.
We are thrilled to participate in Melbourne Design Week alongside Marsha Golemac and Ben Sheers!
Marsha Golemac presents FUTURE INHERITANCE: 20 Speculative Objects for a Time to Come. Alongside 19 other multi-disciplinary artists and designers, Otomys Contemporary artist Ben Sheers, has been invited to consider how, and why, objects carry meaning and, in doing so, create one such item to leave behind for the next generation.
The exhibition explores notions of connection through the power and significance of objects, and the stories they carry, from one generation to the next. If we were to leave an object behind for a loved one – what would it look like and what is the significance of that object; emotional, historical, cultural or otherwise?
FUTURE INHERITANCE invites you to consider these ideas and to ask of yourself the same question: what would you leave behind and why?
26.03.2021 - 28.03.2021