HomeGrown Life in the slow lane. July 8–31, 2011. Little Stanley Street and Stanley Street Plaza, South Bank.
Homegrown is an initiative of the Design Institute of Australia—Queensland Branch to promote the collaboration and cultivation of local design talent in Queensland and strengthen the connection between design, plate, planet, people and culture.
This program fosters engagement with our local community, industry, business, and education sectors through the integration of design, art and architecture in the public realm, to showcase the role design plays in shaping our sustainable future.
About LIFE IN THE SLOW LANE
Just like slow food, slow design is all about using local ingredients, harvested, prepared and consumed in a socially and environmentally responsible way to combat the sometimes overwhelming fast-paced lifestyle of the 21st Century.
Slow design is about creating quality over quantity, pulling back on the reins and allowing time for designers, artisans and end users to derive sensorial pleasure from the process.
This collaborative exhibition of retail shopfront installations and associated workshops and design talks, respond to the six principles – reveal, expand, reflect, engage, participate, evolve – to explore notions of slow food and slow design.