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Renowned global design critic Alice Rawsthorn explores the pervasive power of design, and its impact on almost every aspect of our existence.

Design is one of the most powerful forces in our lives. Deployed wisely, it can bring us pleasure, choice, strength and decency, and much more; but if it is abused, the outcome can be wasteful, confusing, even dangerous. Design is all encompassing – it influences how we feel and what we do, often without our noticing. Alice Rawsthorn, author of Hello World: Where Design Meets Life, presents a fascinating talk on design’s influence on our lives – past, present and future.

At a time when we face colossal changes, unprecedented in their speed, scale and intensity – from the deepening environmental crisis to giant leaps in science and technology – Rawsthorn suggests how design can help to turn them to our advantage. Presented at the award-winning RMIT Design Hub, an example of Australian architecture at its best, Hello World promises new perspectives on design.

Hello World: Where Design Meets Life
Wednesday 23 October 6.30pm
RMIT Design Hub Lecture Theatre

Presented by Melbourne Festival and RMIT's Schools of Architecture and Design and Media and Communication

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