Wow, we’ve gotten so busy lately that i nearly forgot I said last blog that I wanted to talk about what Tinker and Art do in relation to design, Design – with a capital ‘D’.
Those of you who know me, know, that at about this time of year, I would usually be gushing to everyone who would listen about my experience at AGIdeas.
AGIdeas www.agideas.net.au is a design fest, design feast, conference, forum call it what you will, but I see it as an adventure holiday for my ‘design’ mind.
I go there to be challenged, but also to be inspired, renewed, reinvigorated, reconnected, to spend anonymous time with other people in whose world design really matters. (OK, design matters in everybody’s world) Funny thing is, majority of the audience are students – design students. Oh, they carry a lot of passion, but that’s what being a student is all about. Mature age or a total freshie straight out of year 12 or year10, they’re lives are devoted to design. But what happens when you graduate – get your BA, certificate, then move back into the real world? Does design still MATTER? To me, yes. It does. Design is communication, communication towards a better world.
To celebrate our lives, we need the means to communicate what we feel about what matters to us. To wear what matters to you, close to your heart – I’m so proud that we can make that happen for people!
OMG, should spend less time talking & more time making – SOOOOO much work to do!