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Samantha Delgos and Patrick Hayes are living a young designer's dream. After graduating from QUT in fashion and architecture respectively, they now cross mountains, explore markets, and observe Indian cultural groups and their craft. Moving to New Delhi, India, to establish design studio Aiyope has not been the easiest path to travel, but has been full of rewards.
QUT Design and SLQ have been growing vegan leather from kombucha tea since 2014 – and the results are promising.
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.
The Colourise Festival fosters an Australian Indigenous voice that promotes creativity, or rather, 'CreActivity'. The festival connects culture, customs, countries, people, society and law of an ancient sovereign land. No Walls' Mia Finley spoke with Dr Christine Peacock about the festival.