Why and How
We believe design makes life better. “Design makes life better” is easy to say and difficult to master. It’s the framework for the festival where trusting customers informs everything we do to make life better. In 2017 we enter into the second year of the festival and alongside events that dive deep into design we introduce a dedicated stream for social good.
- Trusting Customers
- Granting control, not taking control
- Direct Relationships and Connections
- A policy of No Awards
- A policy of No Alcohol
- Beyond Budgetting and Adaptive Planning
We welcome innovative events where disciplines mix or unusual connections occur.
Australian Design Festival is a social enterprise. We believe the best relationships are direct relationships.
We are a group of advisors, who (with the exception of the director, Michael Grau) bare no liability, no accountability and no responsibility for the festival.
We advise and sometimes we help out because we believe small teams make more of a difference than committees.
Our advice is taken because we are valued.
We’d like your help to grow this festival and the role of design in making life better. We are:
Juan Ezquerra – Design, Design
Paul Symons – Design, Design
Patrick Miller – Design, Design
Marie Molloy – Design, Design
We look forward to joining you across Australia for an unmissable series of events
(Michael Grau – Festival Director)
What if we design a design festival?
What if we celebrate design by designing for good?
What if design is how it works?
What if we create space in the festival for designers to do what they do best?
What if we trust designers?
What if we make design accessible with most events free?
What if we connect design disciplines with deeper experiences?
What if we directly connect designers with customers?