Established in 2004, the State of Design Festival is now an annual event which aims to increase the awarenews of the value of design, and showcases how design generates innovation, promotes sustainability and adds value to business and society.
Festival programs demonstrate how professional designers can improve living conditions, create sustainable development opportunities, and generate new and innovative products and services.
The 2010 State of Design Festival will take place from 14 – 25 July throughout metropolitan Melbourne, and regional centres around Victoria.
More than 130,000 people are expected to experience one or more of the 75 events across the Festival’s four main programs:
- Design Capital / Business Seminar Series
- Design for Everyone / Public & Cultural Program
- Design:Made:Trade / Industry Program
- Premier’s Design Awards / Awards Program
For the public to attend, Design for Everyone events fall within four broad categories of eco-design:
- What I Use :: eco-designed products and how to make smart decisions
- Where I Live :: the benefits of eco-designed homes, landscape and public places
- Where I Work :: systems developed to reduce environmental impact and improve your workplace
- My Community :: how design assists innovative cultural and social projects for your local community
Some text above adapted from State of Design web site. Image from State of Design web site.