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DE­SIGN Can­berra is on from 5 to 25 No­vem­ber. The fes­ti­val com­prises more than 100 in­ter­ac­tive events and works that ex­plore how ge­om­e­try, which is a cor­ner­stone of the city and its de­sign his­tory, shapes our lives.

This fifth it­er­a­tion aims to be rel­e­vant on a global stage. On Aspen Is­land in Lake Bur­ley Grif­fin, a large in­stal­la­tion by Kengo Kuma asks us to en­gage with the soft­ness, trans­parency and form of ‘Na­mako’ (the Ja­panese word for sea cu­cum­ber). Amer­i­can artist Niko Dim­itri­je­vic has de­vel­oped a work in re­sponse to the ar­chi­tec­ture of the School of Art and De­sign, Aus­tralian Na­tional Univer­sity. Amongst the pro­gram of talks, ar­chi­tec­ture tours and more is a spe­cial ex­hi­bi­tion pre­sented by CraftACT ti­tled ‘The Void’ cel­e­brat­ing ar­chi­tect En­rico Tagli­etti’s con­tri­bu­tion to Can­berra’s built en­vi­ron­ment with the work of 15 artists in­clud­ing El­liot Bas­tianon, Sarit Co­hen, Judi El­liott, Chelsea Le­mon, Tanja Tagli­etti and Richard White­ley. Niko Dim­itri­je­vic, A de­vice

Cour­tesy the artist and De­sign Can­berra Fes­ti­val, Aus­tralian Cap­i­tal Ter­ri­tory

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