Anchored on the theme ‘TRUTH’, Semi Permanent will once again be inviting an extraordinary roster of talent within and between multiple disciplines of design to appear on the Sydney stage.
Semi Permanent Sydney 2019
245 Wilson St
The event that has brought you Banksy, Oliver Stone, Paula Scher, Radiohead and more is happening again in Sydney this May, part of Vivid Ideas. In 2019 we’ll be tackling the theme of TRUTH - What does the truth mean beyond our immediate environment? How might we scale the power of design to a truly global level, instilling positive change in areas we didn’t think it could touch? How we can overcome those forces that seek to blur the line between certainty and truth? Or is the truth always a necessary ingredient on the path to success?
To explore these notions, Semi Permanent will once again be inviting an extraordinary roster of talent within and between multiple disciplines of design to appear on the Sydney stage. If you are joining us for all three days, you'll be getting three distinct experiences as part of your one ticket - the creative-lead Semi Permanent, the design-business Future State program and the diversity-focused Rare panels.
Michael Gough, VP of Design at Uber; Alma Har'el, the noted director behind the influential Free the Bid initiative (successfully calling on ad agencies to include at least one female director when triple-bidding a production); Tom Armstrong, VP of advertising APAC at The New York Times; Michael Leon, current Global Creative Director of Sonos and former creative director of Patagonia; Royce Akers, creative director at Vice; and Michael Kobori, VP of social and environmental sustainability at Levi Strauss & Co.
Additionally, Erica Dorn, lead designer behind Wes Anderson’s masterpiece Isle of Dogs; Emmy-award winning designers Patrick Claire and Raoul Marks the title-design process behind shows like True Detective, Westworld and The Crown; Melbourne design studio South South West; and Carby Tuckwell, creative director of Deus Ex Machina are just some of the incredible speakers to be expected at Semi Permanent Sydney 2019.
Semi Permanent will also be presenting 'Rare' as part of this years event. Rare is a not-for-profit platform, arming minorities with the tools, insights and network they need to thrive in the creative industries. Rare will be presenting two panels exclusive to Semi Permanent, including Semi Permanent's very first Deadly Panel, featuring all indigenous talents, focused on why it's important they honour their heritage in their creative work, and how they hold on to the cultural nuance that gives them their style in an era of global culture.