With immense pleasure, giddy excitement, and an enormous sense of pride, I share our
It was my first time attending
Then there’s the good ol’ pandemic. Although Australia is killing it by global standards regarding the state of our public health, the pandemic has left lasting effects on us all. Especially for Melbournians who endured a gruelling 112-day lockdown. I honestly don’t think any of us truly realised just how much we missed being able to connect with our peers and the greater design community in person – just being together, having a chat, a laugh, a hug. Oh, the hugs!
If there’s one thing I will remember about MDW21, it’s the enormously powerful collective sense of renewed purpose and meaningful conversations.
Everyone’s smiles were wider, hearts much softer, hugs substantially tighter, eyes a bit tearier. But perhaps that’s just me.
I hope you enjoy this special spotlight on our wonderful
“What’s really happened in the last five years is that Melbourne’s become this ginormous behemoth of design culture and community. And if you think about it from the cultural perspective, the output in Melbourne now is phenomenal.” – Dale Hardiman.
I want to thank all the designers, curators and artists for welcoming us with so much love and enthusiasm this year, and to
This may have been my first ever visit to
By the way, keep an eye out for a separate, more in-depth dive into MDW21 very soon.
Always, Mama Yellowtrace xx
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