Object design has the unique opportunity to bring people together.
Through the different elements of design – lighting, furniture, tableware, sculpture, and other unimaginable things – we are able to celebrate our individuality and our differences, while acknowledging the things that bind us together.
With Melbourne Fringe's relocation to Trades Hall – we focus on the power of collective action as a social movement to explore the individual versus the collective, as we come together, united, to shift and change perspective – seeing things differently to help re-vision our futures, together.
What is the power of the object to give voice to the marginalised, to create change and to be a vessel for radical ideas? How might design be used as a political force to bring people together?
We are ready to explore all of this and more this year, are you with us?