How might design shape our future?

State Library of Queensland invites visitors to explore the world of design thinking at CUSP: Designing into the Next Decade, before it closes next month.

Open until 14 February, CUSP is a free exhibition featuring the work of 12 visionary Australian designers who are each developing creative solutions to some of the big challenges we face today and into the future.

From designing sustainable cities inspired by structures in nature such as soap bubbles and spider webs, to interactive games that may be the future of exercise, the exhibition showcases some of the most exciting ideas currently being explored by Australian designers.

State Librarian and CEO Janette Wright said State Library was pleased to host the Brisbane show of this prestigious, nationally touring exhibition developed by Object: Australian Design Centre.

“We’ve been delighted by the response of visitors to the exhibition so far, and pleased to see how it has helped ignite curiosity about what the future might hold,” said Ms Wright.

“Exploring questions as broad and varied as ‘Can design help prevent people from getting sick?’ to ‘Can we think bigger, more imaginatively, and more creatively about sustainability?’, CUSP gets people thinking in new and innovative ways — and that’s exactly what a visit to a library should do. With only a few weeks remaining of the exhibition’s stay in Brisbane, I encourage everyone — from inquisitive children through to professional designers — to drop by and take a look,” she said.

An exhibition, a laboratory and an opportunity for learning and experiencing new ideas, CUSP takes us beyond what we believe is possible when we think of design today.

CUSP: Designing into the Next Decade will be at State Library of Queensland until 14 February 2015. Visit for more details.

CUSP: Designing into the Next Decade is an Object: Australian Design Centre National Touring Program. Object: Australian Design Centre has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body. Object: Australian Design Centre is supported by the NSW Government through Arts NSW.

Interviews and more images are available upon request. 

Media enquiries:
Malia Naupoto, SLQ Communications
07 3842 9847 |

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