Presented by Ryley Lawson and Hope Lumsden-Barry as part of Melbourne Design Week & Melbourne Art Book Fair
Talking through is a publication that explores ways of working and relating in the face of precarity and uncertainty. The project weaves together conversations with a group of socially-engaged designers working across fields including service design, book design, type design, systems practice, facilitation, futuring, community organising and education. Talking through gives visibility to strategies for alternative practices and raises urgent questions about how design practitioners might shift their thinking towards care, maintenance and mutual support. The book will be launched alongside a panel discussion featuring a number of its contributors.
Ryley Lawson is a design researcher and organiser whose work is centred around how communities imagine futures together. He has co-organised exhibitions, panels, workshops, and publications including Making Space, Making Sense, Communities of Care, and Service Design Melbourne’s Design and Ethics.
Hope Lumsden-Barry is a designer whose practice is concerned with design-led publishing, exhibition-making and collaborative making. Hope designs books, exhibitions, brands, workshops, and websites. Alongside her personal practice, she also works at Paper Giant and has taught semesters in RMIT’s Master of Communication Design program.