Commune at Craft Cubed – celebrating local, sustainable design

Published:  July 5, 2013
Commune at Craft Cubed – celebrating local, sustainable design

Leading designers and sustainability experts will take over RMIT Brunswick for Commune at Craft Cubed, a one-day event dedicated to celebrating all things sustainable, local and hand made on Saturday 24 August.

Commune at Craft Cubed will see leading designers and sustainability experts leading conversations about technology, education and sustainable design futures.

  • The New Design Frontier: Digital forum will discuss the role digital media is effecting the way we consumer and engage with design. Speakers Lucy Feagins (The Design Files), Janice Breen-Burns (VoxFrock), Kirsteene Phelan (Etsy) and Jenny Underwood (RMIT) will discuss the impact technology has made on design.
  • A Modern Design Education will see speakers Holly McQuillan (Massey University), Rachel Matthews (Melbourne School of Fashion), Greg Climer (Parsons New School), review the impact technology, creativity, business and media has played in the way we consume information.
  • Also included in the programme are free, DIY repair workshops. Bring your old clothing faves back to life and save money in the Mending is Easy workshop. Learn how to fix your treadlie in the Bike Maintenance and learn the basics for maintaining and repairing your bike.
  • Also included in the free, all day event is the RMIT Makers Market, showcasing locally made goods by RMIT students and alumni. This will be a rare opportunity to purchase directly from the next generation of local artists and designers.
  • Commune at Craft Cubed will wrap with the highly anticipated The Clothing Exchange. This unique event brings together fashion savvy folk to swap items of value they no longer wear for items they will. The Clothing Exchange is hugely popular and bookings are essential.

Image: Commune Festival 2012 - Monica Ramirez

Image: Commune Festival 2012 - Monica Ramirez

Curator Lynda Roberts says the event celebrates the role sustainability now plays in design across all disciplines. “We’re trying to create an opportunity where people can discuss the role sustainability plays in the way we view the world and ultimately inspire people with new ideas.”

The day’s events are open to the public and all are free. Commune at Craft Cubed is presented by RMIT Link Arts and Culture in partnership with the School of Fashion & Textiles with market partner, RUSU as part of Craft Victoria’s Craft Cubed Satellite Program.

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