Stories from All Subjects
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.
It’s a phenomenon of our generation to see everyday, normal, non-celebrities made famous through their social media identities. There’s usually a quality about them that drives their ‘Instafame’ – maybe they own a very cute French bulldog, they have an interest in yoga or they just lead a jet setting life – and that helps them rack up their followers. Once they hit the 5000 follower mark they can be considered an influencer and start attracting the interest of marketers.
No Walls’ Mia Finley met with Dr. Keith Armstrong to discuss his new media work and how it embodies a transdisciplinary approach to understanding our environmental, social and cultural ecologies. Armstrong’s creative work seeks to dissolve the boundaries between art, science and the environment.
Moving from country Queensland to a global cultural capital, QUT fashion graduate Georgia Grainger has persevered to embed herself into the fast-paced fashion industry. As assistant product manager of Zign, she monitors trends, finds inspiration and continues to develop her portfolio.