A multiracial couple fall in love in a video game. A lamp explains art. And a science-fiction film asks what it takes to colonise other planets. Melbourne designers are exploring the social and ethical dimensions of life in the 21st century, on Earth and off.
"Design for the Common Good," curator Keinton Butler calls it. The senior curator of design and architecture at the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences in Sydney selected Melbourne designers Ken Wong, Dan Koerner, Paul Marcus Fuog and Lucy McRae for this year's Sydney Design Festival.