HUNT, GATHER AND DATE!

 Thousands of design hunters will flock to the Fortitude Valley, Brisbane this Saturday 26 May as BRISBANE INDESIGN - hailed as the leading design event in Queensland - returns after a three-year hiatus.

BRISBANE INDESIGN gives the public, industry and design communities an opportunity to network with leading local design, fashion and architecture practitioners, and engage in various industry and networking events, showcases and pop-up exhibitions - all championing good design. New design products and systems, as well as interactive installations and live performances will also be on display. While the organisers have arranged for shuttle buses on the day, most of the showrooms are within walking proximity, so visitors are encouraged to start at one venue and trickle down to the next, and so on, keeping in mind that a  BRISBANE INDESIGN event is identifiable by its  fluoro-green flags and markings.

To compliment the BRISBANE INDESIGN event is a series of satellite events, starting off with UpLate in Design, a new street festival held at the James Street precinct tomorrow from 5-9 pm. UpLate is aimed at design-savvy makers and consumers, and will boast a mix of fashion, interior design, architecture, culture, art, lighting, music, food, drink and entertainment, as well as exciting retail and industry offers for design punters. 

On Friday 25 MAy, the eve of  BRISBANE INDESIGN, Hynes street in Fotitude Valley comes alive with Changing Lanes, a laneway party curated by a distinct group of architects, engineers and interior designers. The evening features a design competition between architecture and interior design students, and an exhibition by the QUT School of Design. There will also be DJs and pop-up bars and food stalls. Entry is free from 5-7 pm, with $10 entry afterwards until late (price includes one drink).

And for those feeling romantically-sustainable, we recommend homeowners and design enthusiasts check out the Speed Date a Sustainable Designer  event, happening across the river at Southbank’s State Library of Queensland this Saturday 26 May from 1pm-3pm.

Produced by the Alternative Technology Association, Speed Date a Sustainable Designer in Brisbane is a free public event that sees leading sustainable-led Queensland designers and architects engage in 10-minute ‘dates’, where they offer people ideas and solutions to alternative sustainable and resilient design issues.  At the end of each speed date, a bell is rung, and dates swop. In doing so, people get the chance to receive a series of advice from a number of designers.

To attend any of the BRISBANE INDESIGN events , simply turn up at one of the participating venues, and register on the day. For  information on the organisations and venues participating in BRISBANE INDESIGN click here. For Speed Date a Sustainable Designer click here, and for Changing Lanes click here.

BRISBANE INDESIGN and Speed Date a Sustainable Designer are supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland in the Department Science, Information Technology, Innovation and the Arts, and are proudly endorsed by QUEENSLANDERSIGN™, a ‘best practice’ endorsement initiative of the Queensland Design Council.

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