Melbourne Fringe Festival Talks – Design Onsite: Designing With a Difference at the Abbotsford Convent

Saturday 24 September
12.30 – 1.30pm
Community Room Abbotsford Convent
1 St Helier Street Abbotsford

Phoebe will participate in a panel discussion on the impact that sites and organisations like the Abbotsford Convent are having on design practices and the wider community. This event is aimed at both emerging and established designers, prompting a rethink of professional practice in furniture design and object making.

Facilitated by Maggie Maguire (CEO of The Abbotsford Convent Foundation) and Esther Anatolitis (CEO of Melbourne Fringe), the panel will include Kjell Grant (Melbourne Movement and RMIT), Phoebe Porter (Studio MG1, Abbotsford Convent) and Katheryn Leopoldseder (Studio MG1, Abbotsford Convent).

This is a free event, held to coincide with Fringe Furniture 2011, showing in the old Industrial School at at the Abbotsford Convent September 22 –  October 8.

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