Part of Sydney Design Week 2020, Hybrid aims to interrogate the contemporary urban condition and explore the role of the home in 2030. Curated by the creative director of Sydney Design Week 2020, Stephen Todd (the prolific design editor at the Australian Financial Review), he tasked nine design studios to work alongside researchers and practitioners from a host of alternative industries, together brainstorming ethical new ways to tackle the urban lifestyle for our domestic futures.
Amongst the highlights, Design Duo Gibson Karlo, in collaboration with Australian Research Council Laureate Professor Veena Sahajwalla, explore the concept of death and its implications for those left behind, with artefacts developed from the objects left by the deceased. Their exhibit combines waste textiles and plastics into a hardened, waterproof material akin to terrazzo, combing recycling initiatives and sentimental appeal.
Using large-scale 3D printing, Sydney-based industrial and fine furniture designer, Adam Goodrum, in collaboration with Ella Williams and Tran Dang of the UTS Advanced Fabrication Lab present furniture made from recycled ocean plastic, placing environmental considerations at the heart of the design process.
MAAS, Powerhouse Museum, Sydney