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SCCI Architecture & Fashion Hubs at The Design Museum
October 28, 2022 @ 9:00 am - November 6, 2022 @ 5:00 pm
Presented by SCCI: Sherman Centre for Culture and Ideas at the Design Museum
From one of Australia’s foremost cultural philanthropists and advocates for contemporary design, Dr Gene Sherman AM, The Sherman Centre for Culture and Ideas (SCCI) reshapes your understanding of Fashion and Architecture as forms of cultural expression. The SCCI Fashion and Architecture Hubs take the form of international, deliberately intimate, high-impact live speaking events presented by a lineup of leading Australian thinkers in Fashion, Architecture and other disciplines of cultural, business, creative and humanitarian activity.
Presented at the Design Museum in Kensington the SCCI Fashion Hub (28-30 Oct 2022) and SCCI Architecture Hub (4-6 Nov 2022) connect these areas of design to conversations enriching the worlds of art, activism, film, philanthropy, publishing, diplomacy, commerce, speculative futures … and more. The two weekends will feature leading creative voices from the Australian fashion industry, architecture, design and the applied arts and showcase some of the most interesting talent and ideas from the Oceanic region.
Dr Sherman’s new book, The Spoken Object, which documents her life, work, architecture and design achievements, has also just been published. See details here.
Friday 28 – Sunday 30 October
Body architect, artist and futurist Lucy McRae will open the Fashion Hub Weekend with a keynote address on the future of human existence, the limits of the body, beauty, biotech and fashioning the future self.
On Saturday and Sunday, the Fashion Hub will discuss how cultural organisations are using fashion to reimagine museum experiences, reflect on circular and sustainable fashion, immigration and identity, fashion’s political potential in the new world order, the relationship between art and fashion, and more.
The Hon. Julie Bishop, Australia’s former Minister for Foreign Affairs and Deputy Leader of the Federal Liberal Party, will present the closing keynote address on the political and diplomatic potential of Australian fashion.
Friday 4 – Sunday 6 November
Professor and author Cameron Bruhn will open the Architecture Hub Weekend with a keynote address on Australia’s transformation into an architectural destination over the past twenty years.
On Saturday and Sunday, the Architecture Hub will explore the renewal of historic sites, how remote areas have become the backbone of Australian infrastructural development, discuss how architects can shape social change and embrace experimental work in extreme climates and regions, and more.
Architect John McAslan will present the final keynote for SCCI Architecture Hub, exploring his firm’s work regenerating Sydney Central – the largest transport infrastructure program in Australia.