Because we are sooooo sick of the usual “sales shows” marketed as exciting networking meetings for the industry, DSGN Kartell (DSGNK) is collaborating with the Griffith University Eco Centre, Australian Green Development Forum (AGDF) and the Green Building Institute (GBI) to put on a bi-monthly event series in the Greater Brisbane area.
DESIGN SKILLZ provides a free platform to hear and learn about various skillz existing in our neighbourhoods, which people seemed to have forgotten about. Our goal is to start a conversation around holistic sustainability and introduce people to sustainable architecture and design as a new lifestyle. We also like to encourage people with creative skills to show us what they’ve got and help them to express themselves.
Our “target group” is the authentic and curious human being. It doesn’t matter if you are old or young; black, purple or blue; if you are working in the design or art industry or not – EVERYBODY is welcome. We strive to have a great mix of people from all walks of life to come together for an inspiring time in a creative and casual environment.
Each event will run under a topic for the night and will be held at a different location which will be announced in advance. The first hidden design and sustainability gem we are going to introduce you to, will be Substation 33 – a very unique Youth and Family Services social enterprise with the purpose of providing training and employment opportunities through the recycling of electronic waste. More recently, Substation 33 has started an Innovation Lab and has designed and developed a number of products for commercial, social and educational purposes. Real exciting stuff, you don’t want to miss out on.
So, pack some drinks of your preference and a plate of healthy food to share and come along.
Date: 9th May 2018
Time: 6 – 8pm
Location: Substation 33, 31 Mary St, Kingston QLD 4114 Australia
Topic of the Night: “Turning Trash Into Treasure”