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Better than TV @ State of Design Festival

Posted in Events by katelyn samson on July 22nd, 2010

‘Better than TV’ will be launched on Friday July 23 during the State of Design Festival.

Better than TV is a night of entertainment for the easily distracted. It is an evening where opinions, provocations and conversations are shared. This event is inspired by the festivals theme “change by design: sustaining beauty” and challenges 3 prominent Melbourne designers to provoke conversation around the following theme:

“We are rapidly compromising the beauty of the natural environment and preoccupied with constructed beauty exemplified by the products of consumerism. In modern life, one thing is certain, we all desire beautiful things. Designers tap into our desire for beauty, they capture and create beautiful things that we previously didn’t even know we wanted. As creators of beautiful things, how can designers shape a sustainable future by redefining beauty and our consuming desires accordingly?”

The event features the extensive knowledge of architect Simon Knott (RRR’s The Architects & BKK), the bold opinions of designer Soren Luckins (Director of Büro North), the challenging views of fashion designer Anthea van Kopplen (The Envelope) and the environmental reportage photography of Peter Bennetts.

Better than TV invites the audience to come armed with their own design opinions and their will to share them as Better than TV is an open forum for provocative discussion. After the provocateurs say their piece, the audience will keep them on their toes and dig into the heart of design matters.

Better than TV is brought to you by Quiet Revolution, and will be facilitated by its two directors Katelyn Samson & Kate Luckins (The Clothing Exchange).

This intimate event will be held in dynamic warehouse shell of the No Vacancy Gallery in hideaway Jane Bell Lane of QV Melbourne.Presented By Better than TVSponsored by Quiet Revolution

To buy tickets, follow the links on the State of Design website: or go direct to the events page on the BTTV website:

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