Launching: Sydney Craft Week

Written by Dr Alastair Weakley
Published on 20 September 2017

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Alastair co-founded the Interaction Consortium in 2009 and serves as one of the studio's Principal Developers. He has a degree in Design and Technology and after a first career as a product designer for over a decade, he returned to study for a Masters' degree in Information Technology and subsequently completed a PhD ("Internet-based Support for Creative Collaboration", 2007) in Computing Science.

Alastair has collaborated with artists on exhibited interactive artworks as well as publishing in the disciplines of HCI, Information Systems, Information Visualisation and Presence.

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… Sydney Craft Week is a ten-day festival celebrating the beauty of the handmade and the pleasure of making, bringing together Sydney’s contemporary craft community in a city-wide festival for the very first time.

A composite image containing screenshots of the Sydney Craft Week web design displayed on a laptop, a tablet and a mobile phone

We're really proud when we get to launch big, complex sites, but it's even more fun and just as interesting to do small projects like the Australian Design Centre's Sydney Craft Week.

ADC gave us a clean, beautiful design by Kate Peterson to work from. We used the project to experiment with a very minimal GLAMkit configuration – which has been a great learning experience for us. As a festival site, it's all about the events (which is a GLAMkit special superpower) – the core of the site is calendar of events you can filter by date, region or type.

This is the inaugural run of the festival, so if you're in town 6-15 October, find something that takes your fancy and get along to Sydney Craft Week!

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