Design with Intention
Interdisciplinary Approaches to Circular Design
30 June 2022
6pm - 7pm
How can circular design interrupt and divert the systems of production and use that dominate how we consume? How much scope does ethical and sustainable design have for change in a society that still operates under capitalist systems?
Join us for a panel discussion featuring hyperlocal designers and makers as they share their approaches to practicing circular design principles. Facilitated by curator Ineke Dane, panellists include architect Emma Healy, fashion designer Maria Nelson Molloy and Clare Kennedy, representing design studio Five Mile Radius, whose work features in An Alternative Economics.
Current IMA exhibition An Alternative Economics brings together a group of Australian and international artists who each use their artmaking to explore and expand on the creation of value. Guided by the idea of the circular economy and its compelling counter-narrative to the untenable model of eternal growth, each work in this exhibition offers a provocation to make us reconsider what is ‘counted’ in our society and why.
This event is produced in collaboration with the Emerging Architects and Graduate Network QLD. Co-Chair of EmAGN QLD, Liehan Janse van Rensburg will be joining us to MC this event.
This program will take place at the gallery and be live streamed via the IMA Facebook page. Simply navigate to the IMA Facebook page at the event start time to watch online.
This talk will be AUSLAN interpreted.
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Ineke Dane is an award-winning curator currently based in Meanjin Brisbane. She has lived and worked in cities across the world and has an academic background in contemporary art theory, climate change law, policy, photography and journalism. Ineke currently works as Senior Curator with UAP, a global leader in the field of public art and design. Formerly she worked in Sydney with Kaldor Public Art Projects and independent curator Barbara Flynn. In 2021 Ineke was awarded a major Australia Council grant to support a multi-disciplinary group exhibition, Conversations on Shadow Architecture, that explored the cultural, social and political potential of space and architecture.
Emma Healy has over 15 years professional experience in architectural practice across a variety of typologies and scales from housing, healthcare, institutional, education and community led projects. In 2019 Emma was awarded the Queensland Emerging Architect Prize from the Australian Institute of Architects. Emma has had a consistent focus on improving and expanding her cultural literacy, social impact and knowledge of sustainable and regenerative design principles. She has worked as a design leader at Reddog Architects, an Associate of Parlour and a project manager for Architects Without Frontiers on the Cakaudrove Womens’ Resource Centre in Fiji which was awarded an international Good Design Award and exhibited at the Venice Biennale.
Clare Kennedy is an architect and the founding director of design studio Five Mile Radius. Clare’s focus is on local, bi-based, and recycled construction materials and her work encompasses architecture, product design and manufacturing. Alongside her practice Clare is involved in academia, holding various lecturing positions with universities in Australia and abroad. Clare regularly publishes, exhibits, and presents her work.
Maria Nelson Molloy operates a Circular fashion Studio in Westend. Brisbane label Nelson Molloy responsibly creates garments from natural fibres in timeless styles that last a lifetime. The Chasing Zero project was born to ensure production off cuts were not ending up in landfill and that only minimal fibres were wasted. Chasing Zero uses a unique combination of production waste, post-consumer waste, dyeing techniques, hand stitching and applique to ensure what was once considered garbage is given new life. Both Labels operate from a studio store in Westend in the Vacant Assembly building.