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Episode 21: Sydney Design Festival - Call to Action

Sydney Design Festival was held at MAAS, the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences in March 2018. We spoke to the producer about the theme: Call to Action, and socially-engaged design.

Episode 21

Architecture as Agency. Image courtesy of Sydney Design Festival.

For this episode we are at MAAS, the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences speaking about the upcoming Sydney Design Festival. Running from 2nd to 11th March, the festival hosts over 100 exhibitions, events, workshops and talks, both in the museum and through the public program partners in and around Sydney, including industry, universities and studios.

The theme for this year's festival is 'Call to Action'. The program's focus is around the role and responsibility of design in our world and the potential for design to solve complex global problems. International keynote speakers alongside local makers contribute to the dialogue of what design can offer our contemporary society.

We speak to Program Producer, Anne-Louise Dadak, about the curatorial approach, the key events and why the event is important in challenging, provoking and inspiring creative practitioners in Australia.

Information, ticketing and news about the festival can be found on the website.