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    Redesigning Utopia

    As a hotel that celebrates creative originality and authentic design, it comes as no surprise that we are thrilled to collaborate with a festival that showcases the best local design talent our city has to offer.

    Phoebe Porter’s ‘Elements of Balance’. Photo by Andrew Sikorski
    Redesigning Utopia Image:  Phoebe Porter’s ‘Elements of Balance’. Photo by Andrew Sikorski. © 2022

    Each November, DESIGN Canberra transforms the nation’s capital into a city-wide celebration of the arts, design and creative industries committed to ingenuity and innovation in design.

    Presented in partnership with a range of associations, educational institutions and industry professionals, DESIGN Canberra places Canberra on the festival map, with over 200 free and ticketed events scheduled across the city during November.

    Now in its sixth year, the festival explores the theme of UTOPIA, an imagined place or state of things in which everything is perfect. A timely concept, which emphasizes the idea that authentic, sustainable and high-quality design can play an essential role in creating and maintaining a liveable city. Amen to that!

    Utopia is an opportunity to reimagine the past, build a more creative and inclusive present, and boldly experiment with the future of design.

    This year, Midnight Hotel has partnered with the festival as the official accommodation partner. Design is in our DNA and the city’s DNA. As key supporters of the event, we’ll not only be housing some of the talented artists and wonderful volunteers over the month-long celebration, but also playing host to the 2019 EAT DRINK DESIGN Canberra dinner.

    An event like no other, this feast for the senses will allow you to rub shoulders with some of Australia’s greatest creative minds over edible designs too good to eat (but trust us, you’ll eat them). Collaborators of the hotel will be present to eat, drink and speak with, including multi-award-winning Fender Katsalidis architect, David Sutherland, who will divulge the secrets of the Midnight precinct’s design and explain how we created our own little piece of Utopia right here in Braddon.


    Eat, Drink, DESIGN Canberra Dinner
    18 November 2019
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    DESIGN Canberra
    4 – 24 November 2019

    Posted October 23, 2019

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