The design seminar We Can Create returns this year – for one day only – Saturday October 27th.
The new streamlined event will have six speakers and will be at the Mercury Theatre in Auckland.
The six speakers are :
Adbusters Media Foundation is a global network of culture jammers and creators who are working to change the way information flows, the way corporations wield power and the way meaning is produced in our society.
Rockin Jelly Bean (Japan)
Rockin’ Jelly Bean’s artwork has always had a close relationship with music and the Garage Punk scene.
RJB started his career defining his visual style by designing flyers, record covers and so forth. Eventually branching out into the art world he has still continued to work within the music industry working for both Independent and major record labels.
Assembly (New Zealand)
Assembly is a company of aesthetic thinkers. They like making images that tell stories. They work with an array of tools to do this but always like to start with an interesting idea. Their heritage is high end commercial work but those skills travel further in today’s multichannel environment. Assembly like working on creative led projects that don’t shy away from being ambitious.
Jonathan Barnbrook (UK)
Jonathan Barnbrook is one of the most well-known graphic designers in Britain.
Barnbrook believes design shapes the environment, changing the way we perceive things and informing our choices. In this sense, design is a ‘culturally valid form of expression’ with something to say. He also stated that he believes ‘design can change the world when it works in service of the right people and gets an issue on the mainstream political agenda’.In marking this responsibility, Barnbrook has art directed for the anti-corporate collective Adbusters.
Sarah Maxey (New Zealand)
Sarah Maxey is a graphic designer and handlettering artist with a distinguished career in book design. She has produced award-winning work for literary publishers in the UK, Australia and her native New Zealand.
Nea Machina (Germany)
At his first encounter with Nea Machina, Stefan Sagmeister was consumed by an “unbelievable desire to go into the studio and work.”
Plus live finale
Super Everything is a new cross disciplinary performing arts project, commissioned by the British Council and created by the UKs leading audio-visual artists The Light Surgeons in collaboration with a group of audio and visual artists from Malaysia. Filmed on location across Peninsular Malaysia, this project sets out to explore the relationship between identity, ritual and place.