Nora was invited as one of six international designers to explore the emerging global open source design movement in the Burst Open project and exhibition. Curated by John de Manincor and Christian Duell, this "design model experiment" is to test, document and share a new way of creating and doing business. Each designer was asked to select an existing open source design and modify it in some way to suit the local context. In this experiment the success of the outcome is less important than what is learnt from the process of the designer.
Nora used this project to explore the role of local manufacturing in making open source furniture. She chose a table design available on open source platform opendesk.cc and modified it with local manufacturing and added functionality in mind. Follow her design process from concept to prototype on the Burst Open blog.
4 October - 24 December 2014
Official opening with Arts Minister Ian Walker 6pm, 14 October 2014
381 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane.
Inside Open Source UQ
Virginia San Fratello