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In partnership between the National Gallery of Victoria and Victorian Seniors Festival Radio Reimagined, we are proud to present a series of programs on design and ideas drawn from events produced by NGV over the past two years.

Presenter biographies are available on this page.

Daan Roosegaarde landscapes of the future

Daan Roosegaarde - Landscapes of the Future

Dutch artist and innovator Daan Roosegaarde is a creative thinker and maker of social designs which explore the relation between people, technology and space.

Daan Roosegaarde delivers an interactive keynote presentation exploring the social role of design and the importance of Schoonheid (a Dutch word meaning both beauty and cleanliness), along with his vision for the future.

Produced by NGV as part of Melbourne Design Week 2019
Presenter Daan Roosegaarde
Supported by the Drummond Foundation
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NYT Triennial 2017 magnets of change discussion

NGV Triennial - Can Artists and Designers be Agents of Change?

Hosted by The New York Times European Culture Editor, Matthew Anderson, this roundtable discussion features six artists and designers from the NGV Triennial, focusing on how they interpret some of most vital issues of our time, from the global movement of people to the impact of climate change and urbanisation.

Journalist Matthew Anderson is the European Culture Editor of the New York Times. Previously he worked with the BBC as a reporter, producer and editor for TV, radio and online content. 

Produced by NGV as part of the NGV Triennial
Hosted by Matthew Anderson
Presenters  Simone Farresin (Formafantasma), Alexandra Kehayoglou, Josephine Meckseper, Brodie Neill, Richard Mosse and Elliat Riche.
Supported by the Drummond Foundation and the Donald Russell Elford and Dorothy Grace Elford Bequest.
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in the minds eye - Refik Anadol

Refik Anadol - In The Mind's Eye

Refik Anadol is a media artist and director born in Istanbul, Turkey in 1985. He currently lives and works in Los Angeles, California. He is a lecturer and visiting researcher in UCLA’s Department of Design Media Arts. He is working in the fields of site-specific public art. 

Turkish born, LA-based media artist Refik Anadol examines how machine intelligence is reshaping his world and the world around him – imagining a near future where super intelligent machines that learn will redefine our places, relationships, economies and broader lives.

Produced by NGV as part of the Telstra Creativity and Innovation Series
Presenter Refik Anadol
Supported by the Drummond Foundation and Telstra
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marcus fairs

Marcus Fairs - Designing a Better World

As society enters an unprecedented period of urbanisation, digitisation, population growth and ecological transformation, design holds great potential as an enabler of positive transformation. Intersecting research, technology and innovation, design shapes nearly every aspect of life – devices, services, systems and cities and defines how the world lives, works, consumes and connects.

Marcus Fairs draws upon his years at the vanguard of design publishing to reveal how he sees design shaping the world around us and how design is being deployed to improve quality of life, while also enabling new ways of making, building, sensing and doing.

Produced by NGV as part of the Telstra Creativity and Innovation Series
Presenter Marcus Fairs
Supported by the Drummond Foundation and Telstra
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