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Blast 2012 - in Association with Semi Permanent


Mon 12 Nov 2012, 9:00am–5:00pm

Where: Massey University, Wallace St, Mt Cook, Wellington

Restrictions: All Ages

Listed by: s3432

Part of the College of Creative Arts, Massey University's annual BLOW festival.

Blast is a week-long design seminar coordinated by Massey’s School of Design. This year Massey has partnered with Semi-Permanent, a world leading creative conference that focuses on design innovation. Blast provides a rare opportunity to interact with internationally renowned designers speaking at Semi-Permanent through a range of hands-on workshops and discussions.

This exciting week is introduced by David Kester, former Chief Executive of the British Design Council. David will talk about the power of design to transform, and how good design provides human-centred solutions to hard-to-solve problems. Can design act as the cure-all for the challenges of the 21st Century?

David is being brought to New Zealand by Massey University's College of Creative Arts, with support from the British Council; the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment; AUT School of Art and Design; and the Designers Institute of New Zealand.

Times and locations:

Sun 11th Nov, 11am: David Kester Public Lecture - Te Papa Tongarewa

Mon 12 Nov – Thu 15th Nov: Workshops - Fine Arts Block 1, Massey University.

Fri 16th Nov: Semi-Permanent Conference - Embassy Theatre, Courtenay Pl

Sat 17th Nov: Forum with Semi–Permanent speakers - The Pit, Te Ara Hihiko, Massey University.

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Workshops with Astrid Stavro and Joel Gethin Lewis

Explore new ways of thinking and approaching projects with some of the world’s leading designers. These workshops provide a chance to learn from the designers in an inspiring environment and are appropriate for designers at any level.

Astrid Stavro

Astrid Stavro is an award-winning Italian graphic designer based in Barcelona. Her work has been widely published and exhibited and has received over one hundred creative awards. Astrid is a contributing editor of Elephant magazine and also writes for a number of journals.

Joel Gethin Lewis of Hellicar & Lewis

London-based interactive designer Joel Gethin Lewis’ work uses art, technology and design to create groundbreaking experiences that impart lasting memories.

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