It’s time to give up bad design for good so y’all better listen up, becauseSydney Designis back for its 16th year.

Presented by the Powerhouse Museum, the 16-day program features exhibitions, talks, tours and workshops from August 3-18. Program highlights include a retrospective of possibly the creative world’s longest slashee, George Nelson, who’s career as an architect-photographer-designer-writer-teacher empowers him to be one of the most influential figures in American design. Ever. Keynote speeches will come from Indonesian architect Eko Prawoto and New Zealand-based architect David Sheppard, and there’s also a high-rise harvest on the bill designed to explore the future of city farming. Then of course there’s the Australian International Design Awards, guided tours around Sydney, Stringram (think string objects posted to instagram) and a number of workshops giving punters the chance to meet designers in the field. the full program

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