Is design suspended in transition?

On International Design Day we explore the impact of the pandemic on design, and look at design careers facing new frontiers.

International Design Day celebrates the founding of the International Council of Design (ICoD), an organisation that has come to be the world’s largest representative of professional designer entities across some 48 countries.

The theme for 2022 is ‘Suspended in Transition’. The Council explains that it ‘asks designers to step out of their comfort zone, to accept moments of partial-knowing, not-defining, and not designing-yet, to reflect from a place of discomfort and flux at the same time.’

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Gina Fairley is ArtsHub's National Visual Arts Editor. For a decade she worked as a freelance writer and curator across Southeast Asia and was previously the Regional Contributing Editor for Hong Kong based magazines Asian Art News and World Sculpture News. Prior to writing she worked as an arts manager in America and Australia for 14 years, including the regional gallery, biennale and commercial sectors. She is based in Mittagong, regional NSW. Twitter: @ginafairley Instagram: fairleygina