Common Good

2 March – 2 December 2018, 10am – 5pm Powerhouse Museum Book Tickets

Common Good is a survey of contemporary design from the Asia-Pacific region that explores design-led responses to social, ethical and environmental challenges by a new generation of socially-engaged designers. Diminishing natural resources, population pressure and the preservation of our cultural heritage are among the issues explored.

Common Good profiles several key movements emerging in contemporary design practice through an expansive selection of innovative projects ranging from material explorations, contemporary craft, video game design, speculative practice and large-scale architectural interventions. The exhibition presents emerging sustainable design practices, international development initiatives and projects that demonstrate the ability of technology to generate social awareness and influence personal behaviour.

Common Good includes work from eminent international designers Nendo, Studio Swine, Bijoy Jain, Jo Nagasaka, Kwangho Lee and WOHA. Globally recognised local designers include Ken Wong, Lucy McRae and Henry Wilson.

Common Good was launched as part of Sydney Design Festival 2018.


Free with museum admission.

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Common Good

Senior Curator Keinton Butler discusses the impact of contemporary design practice in Australia and neighbouring regions in the exhibition Common Good.