Along with our friends at University of Technology, Sydney (UTS), Object has transformed our gallery space into an interactive design lab. During July and August, you can join GROUNDBREAKER at Object and boost your engagement with design through many of our events and public programs.

Art Exhibition previously on at Object Gallery (Closed - see Australian Design Centre) in Surry Hills precinct, New South Wales, Australia.
From Wednesday 27 June 2012 to Friday 17 August 2012

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Published by anonymous on Monday 18 June 2012.
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GROUNDBREAKER is a collective of design thinkers, innovation champions, creative boffins, open-sourcers, systems magicians, and curiosity-buffs who are partaking in a series of interactions to explore and build new tools for collaborative innovation. GROUNDBREAKER is an initiative of u.lab – an interdisciplinary framework for innovation projects at UTS, drawing on academic expertise from Business, Engineering, Built Environment, Architecture, Design and IT.

How you can get involved
Join us at Object over the next two months as we offer a marathon forum for thinking and doing. You can choose how you want to interact with us – come in and listen to a panel, make stuff, play with design thinking, share your ideas or just connect! Check out the GROUNDBREAKER and Object websites for full program details.

Here’s a sneak peek of what you can expect in the weeks ahead:

Public Design Workshops
Various Days & Times
GROUNDBREAKER believes that crowd-sourcing methods will soon be native to solving the problems of the future, and we’re inviting you along to explore and test this together with us. Come along to a public design workshop where you can participate and have your say about issues the private sector is working through. Topics will include ‘Prototyping Session: How Do We Make The World Work For 100% Of Humanity?’ and ‘Making Business Education a Viable Proposition’. Full houses expected!

MASH + UP Forums
Tuesday Nights
6 – 7.45pm
MASH + UP Forums are a weekly debate where audiences respond to 3 fast-pace speakers on a pivotal topic challenging the agency of design in innovation. Hot topics to look out for are: ‘Forget winning. Learn to fail. Is design upturning the educational program?’ and ‘Design on trial. Who knows when design works?’ Stay tuned at and for more details and announcements.

Design Lecture Series
Wednesday Nights
6 – 7.30pm on 18, 25 July, 1 & 8 August
In partnership with the Australian Architecture Association, women are taking on design at Object over the next two months. Join us on Wednesday nights to hear from a leading lady in the Design Industry. Throughout the series we’ll showcase the different aspects of design professions and celebrate the unique contributions that women make to design.

Vox Box
Thursday Nights
6 – 7.30pm on 12 & 26 July
Vox Box is a thinktank for audio-centred design thinking for cities – using sound to connect radical ideas of the city with intuition, emotion and sentiment. Imagine an echoic, cylindrical space that brings people together to think, and with the potency of a campfire, compels you to make noise-song-clash-bang-melody-percussion to pronounce future designs for the city. This is Vox Box.
Join us to explore how we can make cities more human with sound – and with a bit of noise. Have an instrument? Bring it! All non-musicians especially welcome.

On Thursday 12 July Vox Box welcomes a special performance by Nicole Velik of the Ideas Bodega for ‘Which Heart Break? How Cities Might Speak Of Brokenness.’
6.30-7.45pm, entry from 6pm

Stay tuned for 26 July announcements.

PLAY. MAKE Workshops
11am – 1.00pm and 1.30pm – 3.30pm
Each Saturday Object will throw the doors open to offer you a liquorice ‘allsorts’ of ways to play with new materials and make stuff. Bring your set square and join Paper Engineer, Benja Harney or try your hand at Pacific Island Weaving. Keep checking in at as we reveal new hosts and themes for the upcoming weekends.

Don’t forget to check in regularly at for more details on how to secure your tickets to upcoming events.