Auckland 2016 – August 12-13

Auckland 2016

Aotea Centre

August 12-13

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Welcome to Semi Permanent Auckland 2016 - 

part of a global creative and design thinking platform, bringing together a community of more than 300,000 people and a network of 800+ speakers and artists. 

A collision of ideas, conversations and creativity.

This year’s two-day symposium is filled with visionaries and challengers from international interactive and design studios and more. It’s orbited by thought-provoking satellite events, including panels, discussions, networking and parties.

Connecting New Zealanders with a world of design thinking.

We invite not only designers and creatives, but creators, doers and disrupters from across all business disciplines.

From live events to print and digital content, Semi Permanent Auckland 2016 will inspire and enable creative people with fresh design thinking.

We encourage sharing real thought, process, emotion and insight – with no bullshit. Experience it for yourself. #SPAKL16


Future of Business

Explore the importance of design thinking at every level of business

Future of Content

An exploration into the evolving landscape of content platforms
More to be announced


Poetry Reading

Semi Permanent and Women’s Collective Present an evening of love life and poetry with Cleo Wade.

Workshop: Rebranding Airbnb

Workshop: Hunting the Killer Album Cover

In association with Sony Music

Workshop: The Design & Creation of Blass

Join Steven Frost as he takes you through the design & journey of winemaking.

Workshop: Design Is the New Language of Brands

Workshop: The Politics of Design

Carve out some creative space while keeping clients and stake holders happy.

Workshop: Interactive Public Art

With Supernature Design
More to be announced

Installations and Screenings

Anatomical Whiskey / Photo by Nathan Pask

Bompas & Parr Installation

"From the gut comes the strut"
For Semi Permanent, Bompas & Parr will create an engaging piece of scenic sculpture, which will slowly morph throughout the two days.

Film Screening: T-Rex

Director's Cut & Interview

Film Screening: The Pearl

Director's Cut & Interview

The Green Fairy

New Zealand’s first Virtual Reality Movie, brought to you by AUT.

Interactive Art Installation: Blossom

By Supernature Design & Xu Cong
More to be announced

Speakers and Artists

Andy Stevens Co-Founder, Graphic Thought Facility London, United Kingdom
Bompas & Parr Co-Founders, Sam Bompas & Harry Parr London, United Kingdom
Cecelia Herbert Head of Diversity & Inclusion, Google (APAC) Sydney, Australia
Chris Fjelddahl Partner, Eight
Cleo Wade Poet, artist & speaker New York, United States
Dean Poole Co-founder & Creative Director, Alt Group
Duncan Shand
Duncan Shand Co-Founder, Young + Shand Auckland, New Zealand
Gunnar Green Co-Founder, Studio TheGreenEyl Berlin, Germany
Maria Scileppi Director, 72U Los Angeles, United States
Melissa Clark-Reynolds Entrepreneur Auckland, New Zealand
Mimi Gilmour Restaurateur & Businesswoman Auckland, New Zealand
Paul Stafford Co-Founder & CEO, DesignStudio London, United Kingdom
Peter Biggs National Chief Executive, Assignment Group New Zealand Auckland, New Zealand
Rebecca Carrasco Head of Creative Shop, ANZ at Facebook Sydney, Australia
Richard The
Richard The Designer & Artist New York, United States
Roland Snooks
Roland Snooks Director of the architecture practice, Studio Roland Snooks & research lab Kokkugia Melbourne, Australia
Shana Inge Head of Account Management, Twitter Sydney, Australia
Steve Selzer Experience Design Manager, Airbnb San Francisco, United States
Steven Frost Winemaker Sydney, Australia
Te Radar MC Auckland, New Zealand
Tea Uglow ©Christopher Phillips
Tea Uglow Creative Director, Google's Creative Lab Sydney Sydney, Australia
Vaughan Rowsell Founder, Vend Auckland, New Zealand
Wesley Grubbs Founder & Creative Director, Pitch Interactive Oakland, United States
More to be announced


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