Paige Philogene is an aspiring designer and QUT fashion student. She was recently awarded the prestigious New Colombo Plan mobility grant and embarked on a life changing exchange semester in India.
On the train coming to meet me for an interview, Tom Emmett stops momentarily at Taringa train station. He finds himself staring at the platform staircase, noticing how it curves inwards at an angle. He wonders why. Is it simply how the staircase is made? Does it make it easier for the way people step up or down? Or is it for rain water to run off? This anecdote demonstrates to me the way a design mind thinks, always looking at the small everyday details.