The Place of Design: Encounters between tradition and innovation in Australia and India
Wednesday 24 October 6-8pm
Multifunction room, RMIT Design Hub, corner Victoria & Swanston Street, Melbourne
This forum concerns design practices which draw on traditional knowledge, including indigenous cultures and folk craft traditions.
Speakers consider how they engage with these cultural materials, whether through formal legal channels or personal relationships. What does this material give to the design, beyond visual input? How do Australia and India compare in they they deal with indigenous designs?
Presented by the Australia India Design Platform in partnership with DESIS and the Design Research Institute
- Ishan Khosla – Delhi-based graphic designer working with traditional artisans www.ishankhosladesign.com
- Dixon Patten – Melbourne-based graphic designer of Yorta Yorta and Gunnai descent www.dixonpatten.com.au
- Roopa Pemaraju – Indian fashion designer who uses prints from Aboriginal paintings www.roopapemmaraju.com