Part 3: Transformation
Sat 30 Jan 2016, 5.00pm–7.30pm
‘Pasono HQ’ by Kono Designs. Photo by Luca Vignelli, courtesy of Assemble Papers.
After contemplating the defining nature of our urban landscapes it’s time to consider the role of personal transformation. Transformation design is a human-centred, interdisciplinary process that seeks to change the behaviour and form of individuals, systems and organisations in desirable and sustainable ways—often for socially progressive ends.
The Transformation leg of MRelay explores how we can apply transformation design skills in non-traditional settings, which often leads to new and original design outcomes. Transformation designers aren’t always ‘designers’—can each of us play a role as moderator, participant or co-creator?
Transformation will be hosted by Rose Hiscock, director of Science Gallery Melbourne. Speakers include Ramona Koval, broadcaster, writer and editor; Professor Rob Adams, director of City Design and Projects at the City of Melbourne; Mary Portas, founder of creative communications agency Portas Agency; Simone LeAmon, Hugh Williamson curator of Contemporary Design and Architecture at the National Gallery of Victoria; Cameron Bruhn, editor at Architecture Media; Oluwaseyi Sosanya, designer, engineer and inventor of the 3D Weaver; and Justine Clark, architectural editor, writer and researcher, and founding editor of Parlour.
Pop in for thirty minutes or stay the whole day as our guests pass the host mic from one speaker to the next. It’ll be fast-paced, exhilarating and, best of all, deeply unpredictable.