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ThinkPlace has been awarded three prestigious “ticks” at the 2018 Australian Good Design Awards.
Designers from the company’s Australian studios were presented with the Good Design Award trophies at a glittering ceremony held at the Sydney Opera House on Thursday night.
The awards recognise ThinkPlace’s leading position as collaborative designers for public good in complex systems. All three winners involve projects that help governments tackle aspects of family safety and domestic violence, a difficult but important challenge in Australia and the broader world.
It is a shocking statistic.
Across Australia, more than half of women who have experienced violence at the hands of their former partner did so while they were pregnant, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics.
So it’s fitting that this very important area is the first to be focused upon by a new hub that will bring together the services, supports and clients who make up this complex space and seek to create game-changing innovations.
We have recently been helping to build Innovation in Canberra. Canberra is Australia’s designed city, with some of the nation’s most interesting buildings and landscapes. ‘Change the way you think’ was the headline for the recent DESIGN Canberra, which celebrated Canberra’s vibrant and diverse design community. ThinkPlace hosted a series of conversations which engaged the Canberra community to gather ideas about innovation.