Presented in partnership with Telstra as part of the Telstra Creativity and Innovation Series.

As society enters an unprecedented period of urbanisation, digitisation, population growth and ecological transformation, design holds great potential as an enabler of positive transformation. Intersecting research, technology and innovation, design shapes nearly every aspect of life – devices, services, systems and cities and defines how the world lives, works, consumes and connects.

Marcus Fairs, editor-in-chief of global design website Dezeen, draws upon his years at the vanguard of design publishing to reveal how he sees design shaping the world around us and how design is being deployed to improve quality of life, while also enabling new ways of making, building, sensing and doing.

The Telstra Creativity and Innovation Series is an initiative of Telstra and the NGV, an annual presentation that showcases the work of world-leading innovators.