Happy Holidays with love from DA

4 years ago by

It’s that time of year where we wind back and reminisce on the year that was while remaining hopeful for the year which is yet to come.

It’s a been a big one here at Design Assembly, we have published 266 articles, which included a brand new monthly column called Graphic Matters and Aotearoa Design Thinking a series of commissioned critical design essays published by Design Assembly and funded by Creative New Zealand.  On top of this we brought you 6 podcasts, and over 31 events which included workshops, film screenings, creative jams and a pub quiz.

It’s a real privilege to be able to support the design community here in Aotearoa and shine a spotlight on all the amazing work being created. To help advance this in 2018 we have a number of exciting plans in the works including a new monthly podcast to reflect on the happenings in the community, a line up of great new content, and on top of all of that, it is with great pleasure that with the support of Creative New Zealand, Aotearoa Design Thinking will be back again in 2018 with a new suite of writers and even more new content.

With all that said, we are going to a take what we feel is a well deserved break and will be back in full swing in late January. Thank you to everyone who has attended an event, read an article or listened to a podcast. Last but not least, we would like to extend an enormous thank you to our Partners, Sponsors and DA Friends for enabling the very important work we are doing and we look forward to working with you again next year.

Meri Kirihimete, Merry Christmas.

Illustration by Sam Baker, Vacation Studios.


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