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MICROCARS CHARTS THE GLOBAL RISE OF MINIATURE AUTOMOBILES

The Powerhouse has announced details for Microcars, opening on 5 November 2021.

Microcars will present 17 cars manufactured across Europe, Japan, the UK and Australia, charting the rise of the small automobiles in the late 1940s and examining the resurgence of contemporary hybrid microcars today.

The phenomenon of microcars began in the years following WWII, in factories in Germany and Italy which previously made military aircraft. These factories re-tooled to make automobiles which were more economical and available to the masses, appealing to a renewed need for transportation and freedom to travel. Combining motor scooter engines and small, lightweight bodies, the microcars popularity extended across Europe, with commercial models by manufacturers including Messerschmitt, BMW, Heinkel and Lambretta. Continue reading MICROCARS CHARTS THE GLOBAL RISE OF MINIATURE AUTOMOBILES

SYDNEY DESIGN WEEK 2021 : THIS YEAR’S THEME IS HYPERCONNECTIVITY

Colour slide, panel, ‘Office’, Carlingford housing estate, c1958

The Powerhouse has announced the program for Sydney Design Week 2021.

Sydney Design Week 2021 goes digital with a two-day Design Summit on the 16–17 September 2021. A program of panel discussions and talks will centre on the theme Hyperconnectivity, exploring the ties that bind us today. Curated by writer, editor and Creative Director Stephen Todd, the program connects local and international designers and global design centres including Lindsey Adelman, Ronan Bouroullec, Design Museum London, David Flack, Yasmine Ghoniem, Adam Markovitz, Jennifer McMaster, M+ Museumfeaturing Tina Pang and Gary Chang, Marc Newson, Ivana Taylor and Jonathan Zawada.

Sydney Design Week 2021 Creative Director Stephen Todd said: “Although our full vision for Sydney Design Week 2021 cannot be presented, we are excited to be presenting a curated program on our theme, Hyperconnectivity. Sydney Design Week will celebrate the fact that even when we are physically isolated, we can still find ourselves intrinsically connected.” Continue reading SYDNEY DESIGN WEEK 2021 : THIS YEAR’S THEME IS HYPERCONNECTIVITY