Place is a development program and exhibition that showcases young, upcoming designers visual explorations using the one word brief of ‘Place’. Each designer who is featured has been chosen for their ability to produce culturally engaged conceptual work across various media including information design, print and publication, typography, illustration, design for web and digital.
I was invited to participate in the program, playing a crucial role as an industry mentor. In the weeks leading up to the exhibition, working closely with the designers to help them build on their ideas and visualise and refine their works.
I was also asked to give a short talk on the subject of Place at the opening night of the exhibition. To a full house I delivered a talk on "The place of design", encouraging designers to use their talents to contribute to the value of design in society, and showing how by focusing on the things that matter, design can truly change the world.
Congratulations to all of the designers exhibiting and Joe Tarzia from Zé Studio who also served as an industry mentor. And thank you to Joanna Grygierczyk and Place Associates for involving us. I had a brilliant time.