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With Zelig-like serendipity I was in Stockholm when #lastnightinsweden went viral. While echoing the melancholic majesty of a classic ABBA song title, the hashtag #lastnightinsweden actually referred to yet another Donald Trump dump of alleged “fake news” on an increasingly exhausted world.
From February 20 till March 3, the QUT Creative Industries Precinct was the site of a number of public art installations. Passerby's were drawn to the ghostly white material hanging from street lights, the blue sculptures that stand in an oval shape and bamboo structure that has been woven into a crisscross formation.
Spanning more than 20 locations and featuring an extensive line up of artists, the 2017 Brisbane Street Arts Festival (BSAF) included workshops, public art installations and more. A particularly exciting aspect of the program was the QUT ReForm: Art in Public Spaces exhibition at the QUT Creative Industries Precinct.
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.