Off Grid

Off Grid 17 was held in February 2017 in various venues in Wellington – not a lecture theatre in sight!

It was a different kind of design conference, where participants were invited to explore and discover what experiential design is, or can be, through a series of curated talks, events and experiences in diverse locations. Stopover events were held in Sydney, and Brisbane, Auckland and Christchurch.

Off Grid was organised on a shoestring by Nick Kapica, Jonannes Bay and I, under the SEGD umbrella.

This article on the SEGD website gives a great rundown of the event


I have to say Off-Grid 17 is one of the best trips I’ve had for a design conference
–Stephen Minning

All systems go! The graphic system was devised by students at Massey University College of Creative Arts

Clive Roux from SEGD kicks of the open mic short talks in offbeat cafe Raglan Roast

Bruckner keynote

Keynote Uwe Brückner's talk was a 350 degree display in the Space Place (Carter Observatory) dome

Street art tour

Checking out local street art with Bent, a graffiti art scene regular

Keynote speaker Morag Myerscough presenting on a giant screen over three floors at Wellington Museum (photo: Thomas Le Bas)



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