DESIGN Canberra reflects the theme of ‘utopia’

As an ode to the 100th anniversary of the Bauhaus design movement the sixth iteration of ‘DESIGN Canberra’ will reflect the theme of ‘utopia’. On view citywide from 4 to 24 November, audiences will have access to more than 200 events, exhibitions, talks, tours, activations, markets, collaborations, artists’ studios and open homes. Some of which include a guided bus tour, photography competition, talks and an exhibition curated by Tim Ross exploring the ‘aggressively utopian’ designs of architect John Andrews. Part of the international roster includes MEDUSA an installation by Berlin design team Plastique Fantastique and an exhibit of glass pieces by contemporary Italian and Australian designers will be on display in dialogue, inspired by the Murano glass chandelier Enrico Taglietti installed for the Italian Ambassador’s Residence in Canberra.

Plastique Fantastique, MEDUSA, Valencia, Spain. Courtesy the artists and DESIGN Canberra Festival, Australian Capital Territory