Wed 21 Mar, 6.30pm–7.30pm

Marcus Fairs: Designing a Better World
Telstra Creativity & Innovation Series

NGV International

As Editor-in-Chief of Dezeen, Marcus Fairs draws upon his years at the vanguard of design publishing to reveal how he sees design shaping the world around us. How is design being deployed to improve quality of live while also enabling new ways of making, building, sensing and doing?

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

Following the talk, view the Ground Level of NGV Triennial, the NGV’s landmark exhibition exploring cutting edge art, technologies, architecture, film, design and sculpture.


Marcus Fairs is Founder and Editor-in-Chief of global design publishing powerhouse Dezeen – one of the world’s most viewed and influential design websites. Living and working in London, Marcus is the first digital journalist to be awarded an Honorary Fellowship of the Royal Institute of British Architects.


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.

NGV International
Great Hall

Hours and location
Booking required
$20 M / $25 A / $23 C
Includes exclusive after hours viewing of NGV Triennial (Ground Level)
Information & bookings
Ph +61 3 8662 1555
10am–5pm daily

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