Design Play Cards

Design Play Cards

The Design Play Cards challenge, inspire and explore the opportunities for change through designing for sustainability with over 50 full colour cards!

Solve real world ‘wicked’ problems with the Design Problem cards​, be inspired by solutions in action with the Design Inspiration cards and discover opportunities for change with the Design Strategy cards.

 

More Information http://www.designplaycards.com/

Radiate Project

Ever wondered what happens to your body when you are exposed to Radiation?

Radiate is a factual motion graphics animation taking people through the concept of radiation, the science, its effects on the human body and an overview of how and which industries produce it.

The artists working on this project are Sam Hoffmann, Paul Kalemba and Nicky Forster. The director Sam Hoffmann will be responsible for the look, narrative and the process. His creative company 4pillars works on education, sustainability and media arts projects throughout Australia. The artist Paul Kalemba will be providing a slick visual style and his amazingly skilled animations. Nicky Forster is an academic, sound designer and writer. She will be creating a sound piece to co-incide with the visual work.

Overseeing the project will be Cat Beaton. Cat has tirelessly worked on Education campaigns across Australia about the Nuclear Industry.

Radiate is seeking support to create the animation video. For more information http://www.pozible.com/index.php/archive/index/11171/description/0/0

Online Photography Fundraising Campaign

November 21, 2012 11:00 pm to November 27, 2012 11:00 pm

Photographer and environmentalist Michael Chew recently spent a year in Bangladesh working on climate adaptation, and is now running a campaign with the new Melbourne group Bangladesh Peasant Solidarity Network to fund raise and to share stories and images from the marginalised in Bangladesh. A beautiful photography book will chronicle vivid stories of hope and despair in urban and rural climate affected communities. All profits will support projects run by two grassroots Bangladeshi NGOs in these communities.

To learn more, see the images, or order online click here: http://bit.ly/QVnIZk and here startsomegood.com

 

The Visualising Human Rights Art Exhibition

The Visualising Human Rights Arts Competition harnesses artistic expression and strategic partnerships to promote awareness, discussion and action around some of the most challenging human rights issues of our times. The competition will be exhibited at Blak Dot Gallery, Brunswick, Victoria, Australia and at Sammaki Gallery, Battambang, Cambodia.

In 2012 we are asking artists to interpret and express the following articles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UNDHR) with specific reference to the issue of Human Trafficking:

· Article 3 – Right to Life, Liberty and Personal Security

· Article 4 – Freedom from Slavery

For more information please visit www.artistsforhumanrightsandaction.org.au

Design Emergency Digital Strategy

Object believes in the power of design to effect positive change. We recognise there is an opportunity to teach children creativity and design thinking skills so they will be able to deal with the problems of the future.

Our outreach education program, Design Emergency, can empower children to change their world for the better. But we need your help to do it!

Object has spent the past 12 months piloting variations of Design Emergency across schools in New South Wales. The response to the pilots from participating schools and teachers validated a strong need for a program like Design Emergency.

The pilots have improved the delivery of the program but it’s still not perfect – and this is where you can help realise our dream!
Click here to find out the ways in which you can help

Artists Behind the Action – Melbourne Exhibition

September 18, 2012 6:00 pm to September 30, 2012 6:00 pm

Opening night 18 September, 6pm
Exhibition runs from the 18 – 30 September 2012
Hogan Gallery 310 Smith St Collingwood

Curated by Black Sassy Artists Collective, Artists Behind the Action is an exhibition of more than twenty artists exhibiting prints, photographs and sculptures to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Huon Valley Environment Centre. Exhibition includes a specially commissioned box set of limited edition of prints.

Huon Valley Environment Centre provides a staunch and independent voice for the forests and ecosystems that face destruction at the hands of Tasmania’s logging industries. The Huon Valley Environment Centre stands against incredible odds and is a brave beacon to the community.

For more information about the exhibition – http://artistsbehindaction.wordpress.com/

And for more information about the environment centre – www.huon.org

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