Happenings

Design for Life

When: 26 September 2020 - 31 January 2021
Where: Powerhouse Museum, 500 Harris St, Ultimo NSW
How much: Free!
More info: Power House Museum website

Presented by the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney, Design for Life explores the central role of design in the health and medical sector and celebrates the intersection between science and design, showcasing design innovation in the creation of medical equipment, devices and tools that save and improve the quality of human life. Drawing on the Museum’s collection of medical and scientific material from the late 1800s to present day, the exhibition brings together over 200 objects with the latest in medical and scientific product design.

The exhibition will also investigate developments in life saving respiratory devices that assist breathing and survey the ongoing development of face masks used in the health and medical sectors, presenting a selection of respirators and surgical masks from the 1930s to present day.

[Photo: Belinda Christie. 3D printed red and blue surgical heart, designed by Dr James Otton, used by Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 2016]