CHANGEX 05 is an exhibition of graduate design works that address issues of sustainability, environmental responsibility, social equity and community, and is the first event for 2005 from the Change Design project of the SRD (Society for Responsible Design).

The exhibition presents a range of student works (drawn from such diverse fields as industrial design, graphics, architecture, textiles, installation, and multimedia) which extend the boundaries of the discipline and challenge the conventional expectations of the design industry. Design is reclaimed here as a tool for satisfying genuine human needs in ways that are both practical and imaginative, posing a compelling alternative to the contemporary (mis)use of design as an elitist, profit-driven enterprise fuelling unsustainable levels of consumption.

Launched with much success in 2004, CHANGEX is an annual event hosted by Change Design as a means of showcasing the works of graduate students in a cross-campus environment, and of promoting new developments in sustainable design theory and practice

All events are free and open to the public.Be provoked and be inspired.

This year CHANGEX is being held as part of the Sydney Esquisse art + design festival

and will run from: Thursday 17th to Sunday 20th of March, 2005
OPENING HOURS / 10am - 6pm daily

VENUE / LaunchPad Gallery 3 @ St. Margarets urban village, 423 Bourke St., Surry Hills

OPENING NIGHT / Thursday March 17th / 6pm till late
Music by Trevor 'el chino' Parkee (Departure Lounge, 2SER, Nu Jazz for the Jet set)
FORUM / SATURDAY MARCH 19th / 10am- 12pm
more details below


David Feng / UNSW (Ind. Design) / 'LuckyDog Trolley'
Madeline Glover / UWS (Vis Comm) / 'WANT Vol. 1'
Jean Soliman / UWS (Vis Comm) Hon / 'Think ... Then Design'
Nick Robinson / Uni of Canberra (Ind. Design) / 'White: Toilet and side cistern'
Ross Nicholls, Oystein Lie, Douglas Nash / UNSW (Ind. Design) / 'Rockpool'
Katherine White / UWS (Vis Comm) / 're: refugees'
Ian Garratt / TAFE Coffs Harbour (Furniture Design) / 'LOOP'
Sean Rafferty / COFA (Fine Arts) Hon / 'Project: Home'
Vanessa Cullen / COFA (Design) Hon/ 'Blacktown Community Plaza'
Andrew Salouros / UWS (Ind. Design) / 'Water Wall'
Shane Marshall / UWS (Ind. Design) / collapsible shopping trolley
Timothy Nash / TAFE Newcastle (Graphic design)/ 'Market Forces'
Faranak Dargahi / UWS (Vis Comm)/ 'Show me the way to heaven'
Wendy Morrison / COFA (Design) / 'Cycle Delight'
SATURDAY MARCH 19th / 10am- 12pm
‘NOT FOR SALE: Redefining Design Culture’
A range of design educators offer critical perspectives on design culture, and how it could become more responsibly engaged with the contemporary world.
- A series of short talks interspersed with open audience discussion

Prior to the event, a brief outline of each speaker’s position will be published on the Change Design weblog. Visitors are encouraged to use the weblog to respond to, challenge and discuss the issues raised in these statements, both before and after the event. Comments raised within the weblog will also feature in the day’s discussion.
Speakers confirmed so far:
Col James / Director FELL Housing Institute, University of Sydney
Cameron Tonkinwise / Coordinator of Design Studies, UTS
Richard Goodwin / Adjunct Professor, COFA (UNSW), artist and architect
Abby Mellick Lopes / Lecturer, School of Engineering and Industrial Design, UWS
+ more TBA (check website closer to the event)
Saturday 19th March / 2 - 4pm
An opportunity for design students to get feedback on their projects from the Change Design team, with a specific focus on developing more sustainable and socially responsible solutions. The Change Design panel will include practitioners and educators working across a broad range of design fields, including textiles, object, multimedia, environments and graphics.

Consultation will also be available prior to the event through the Change Design weblog on and tell us about your project, ask a question, or offer your own feedback to others..


Workshop Consultants include:

Tara Andrews [UWS] / Anita Marosszeky [UTS] / Karl Logge [Raffles Design Institute] / Tessa Rapaport [COFA]/ Rupert Francis / Abby Mellick Lopes [UWS] / + more TBA
Please register for the workshop in advance by emailing changex@edf.edu.au
To download a PDF copy of the media release click here
To download an image package click here
FOR MORE INFO / email: changex@edf.edu.au
CHANGEX 05 appreciates the generous support of the following organisations.
All are dedicated to providing or supporting sustainable services, products and practices
Aircell: Fibre free and healthy solution to energy efficient insulation
Biome living - unique range of beautiful, inspiring and useful organic, natural
and eco products for home, body and skin care
The Bower: Reuse and repair centre
Digital Eskimo: Sustainable design agency specialising in brand development, identity, print and web design
Grok: Sustainable products
Multi-powered Products: specialises in equipment that uses re-usable energy or alternative energy sources
New Water: Rain reviva stoarge systems
Nensys New Energy Systems
Planet Altitude
PV Solar Tiles: solar roof tiles, solar photovoltaics, rooftop solar PV using roof integrated solar laminates to replace conventional roofing materials.
Raffles Design Institute