Conversations in Design

Led by a panel of leading designer makers, Conversations in Design will be a fascinating design experience — only at the Weekend at Wood Dust Makers Conference

Take part as a contributor or join the audience and sit back and observe

About the Event

For many designer makers, the majority of discussion and learning revolves around the ‘making’ side only, there is rarely time or consideration given to discussions of design.

Conversations in Design aims to give you the opportunity to receive direct feedback on your design work, but also to generally start a discussion amongst makers about the importance of design, as well as to suggest tools and methods for makers to improve and refine their design process.

This event features a panel of three prominent Australian designers and makers – Laura McCusker, Adam Markowitz and Nick Rennie who will lead this design conversation.

The Format

Contributors are invited to submit a piece, either via images or a physical object for our panel to review. This not a high-pressure stressful situation! It will be an informal affair, no stages, no spotlights – just the pieces arrayed on the floor and an informal walk around with all those taking part. General attendees of Wood Dust will be welcome to join in or observe.

There will be 9 projects discussed on the day, each given a 20 minute slot – 5 minutes for the designer to present the ideas behind their work, followed by 15 minutes for feedback and discussion of the piece from the panel and any audience members present.

When is Conversations in Design?

Conversations in Design will take place Saturday, August 10, 1:30pm – 5.00pm at the Weekend at Wood Dust Makers Conference.

Be in the Audience

If you would like to participate as an observer, simply buy a ticket to the Weekend at Wood Dust Makers Conference – make sure you come on Saturday the 10th.

Be a Contributor

To take part as a contributor, you must apply for a Conversation slot and be able to be in attendance to present your work. Work must be delivered by 9.00am on the morning of the event and removed by 6.00pm that evening unless otherwise arranged.

How to Apply

To apply for a Conversation slot, please email John Madden for an application kit. Time is short so please don’t muck about.

We look forward to hearing from you

Applicants are selected on a first in best dressed policy. All information regarding the process and logistics is provided to successful applicants. Successful applicants receive a complimentary 2 Day pass to the Weekend at Wood Dust Makers Conference valued at $695.00. Wood Dust Management reserves the right to make all applicant decisions

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