27.06.17 / AGDA Studio of The Year / For The People National Talk Series

AGDA
Studio of The Year
National Talk Series
For The People

A series of insightful talks with For The People, the 2.5 year old Australian design studio that is has been shaking up the industry status quo since it’s inception. This relatively new studio has focussed on trying to close the gap between people, technology and design by doing work that is intelligent, connected and useful. The world won’t stop changing and the challenges we face won’t slow down, so they set about to create an organisation that responds to those changes.

With it’s non-hierarchical approach to working, each state will have the opportunity to hear from a different duo from their team, covering a different aspect of their thinking, process and ambition.

The series starts in Brisbane, with the topic: Brutal Honesty.
Facing hard truths and empty pockets. Walking away from clients. The people struggle. Unapologetic in your beliefs. Uncompromising in your work. Self Discovery.
Jason Little & Olivia King

Mon 3rd July – Brisbane – Brutal Honesty with Jason Little & Olivia King
Tues 11th July – Canberra – Meaningful Difference with Jason Little & James Gilmore
Thur 20th July – Sydney – Utility & Magic with Andy Wright & Melissa Baillache
Mon 24th July Melbourne – Work In Progress Damian Borchok and Amanda Gordon
Date TBC – Perth – Love & Robots – with Johanna Roca and Amanda Gordon

Brutal Honesty:
Facing hard truths and empty pockets. Walking away from clients. The people struggle. Unapologetic in your beliefs. Uncompromising in your work. Self Discovery.

Meaningful Difference:
Finding purpose and fulfilment in your work. Nurturing the next generation of thinkers. Making a real difference in the world.

Utility & Magic:
Why there’s no divide between style and substance. Where product is brand, aesthetics are function and numbers are beautiful.

Work In Progress:
Learning to live with the unknown: Where old answers aren’t a good match for new problems. Where you work risk, not avoid it. Where the formal client presentation is dead. Where projects are always evolving. Where radical transparency sets ideas free.

The Clash of Humans and Robots:
Bring technology out of the engine room and into the design studio. Who gives you permission to marry machines and design? Who’s going to change it? And more importantly - what are you doing about it?
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