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Milestones

2021 marks the 20th anniversary of QUT becoming the world’s first university to establish a dedicated creative industries faculty. Now encompassing a rich tapestry of creative disciplines, many communities that form part of the Creative Industries Faculty have had the opportunity to celebrate a number of achievements and milestones over this time.

Centenary of Architecture

In 2019, we celebrated 100 years of teaching architecture on the site of QUT. The Centenary launched with the John Gollings: History of the Built World Exhibition. Industry guests, alumni and academic staff of the School of Design hosted a panel discussion about the future of architectural education later in the year. The year's celebrations closed with a Gala Dinner, inviting TV and radio presenter, comedian and passionate architecture and design advocate, Tim Ross, as a guest speaker.

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QUT Design Festival

Beginning in 2017, the QUT Design Festival is an annual showcase of the final-year projects of the QUT School of Design. Distinguished guests, industry and alumni are invited to see, interact and be inspired by works from more than 1,000 emerging designers.

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CreateX

First coinciding with the historic opening of Building Z9 and the addition of other facilities surrounding the Creative Industries Precinct in 2016, CreateX festival brings together emerging and professional creatives, researchers and industry partners in an immersive festival of performances, exhibitions, screenings and panel discussions.

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News

Students design solutions for social good in online intensive

QUT students recently had an overwhelmingly positive response from six community organisations who partnered with first-year Bachelor of Design unit Impact Lab 2: People. 

Poster exhibition celebrates Brisbane’s subversive music scene

Brisbane’s rich music scene of the 1970s and 80s is in the spotlight at a State Library of Queensland exhibition marking the culmination of a research project by QUT Creative Industries music lecturer and former Go-Betweens member Dr John Willsteed.

QUT Outstanding Alumni Awards: QUT Young Alumnus of the Year announced

QUT Creative Industries graduate and innovative shoe designer Reba Brammer has been named the QUT Young Alumnus of the Year for her incredible career trajectory within the space of a decade. 

QUT to track social media action on the QLD election

Social media has made personal attacks on politicians more prevalent in Australia and overseas; be it Donald Trump accusing Joe Biden of treason or Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews labelled #DictatorDan on Twitter.

New project deals with loneliness and social isolation in Kelvin Grove

Dealing with loneliness and social isolation at the Kelvin Grove Urban Village is the aim of a new community engagement initiative, Chatty Bench Project.

QUT researchers use design to save wildlife

Thanks to the generosity of #QUTGivingDay donors in 2018 and 2019, QUT researchers have partnered with Australia’s largest orphanage and sanctuary for bare-nosed wombats, Sleepy Burrows Wombat Sanctuary, to create an Australian-first quarantine hospital burrow specifically designed to ease the treatment administration of sarcoptic mange in bare-nosed wombats.

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New project deals with loneliness and social isolation in Kelvin Grove

Dealing with loneliness and social isolation at the Kelvin Grove Urban Village is the aim of a new community engagement initiative, Chatty Bench Project.

Save the date for an online QUT Design Festival

Launching 23 November, QUT Design Festival 2020 is going digital.

Odd Bedfellows

Odd Bedfellows brings together the work of six remarkable Queensland artists held in the QUT Art Collection, with works spanning over five decades, a time when Brisbane was transitioning from that place 'out woop woop' to the cosmopolitan city that it is today. While the artist's practices are visually disparate, they are all drawn together by their sub-tropical context – as Queenslanders, and as artists in the QUT Art Collection.

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