April 26, 2011

CARBON: A Festival of Contemporary Style, Design and Culture.

A Festival of Contemporary Style, Design & Culture

Between April 29th and May 1st, Melbourne wil play host to Carbon, an event that brings together some of today's most interesting creative minds to present, discuss and share their experiences with local audiences via a series of four discussion forums, each focussed on a specific aspect of contemporary street fashion, design and culture. These forums are surrounded by multiple side-events including art shows, parties and concerts.

Saturday 30th April and Sunday 1st May sees Melbourne's Federation Square host to CARBON, Australia's first discussion forum dedicated to street culture and design.
This premiere event brings together some of the world's most recognized street culture identities to Melbourne for the very first time to inspire local audiences with their career experiences in ticketed discussion forums.

The first round of confirmed CARBON speakers include:

Futura: one of the world's most renowned street and modern artists (NYC)

Noah Callahan-Bever: editor in chief of Complex Magazine and complex.com (NYC)

Bobby Hundreds: co-founder of one of America's most successful independent
clothing labels The Hundreds (LA)

Greg Rivera: founder of highly successful streetwear label Mishka (NYC)

Chooee Hwang: founder of Southeast Asian culture site and branding company Streething (Singapore)

Matt Thomas: co-founder of the highly successful Highs and Lows sneaker boutiques (Perth, AUS)

Frank Liew: owner and founder of internationally renowned boutiques Qubic and Quarters, blogger for hypebeast.com and influencer (Auckland, NZ)

Each of these hard working entrepreneurs has had a significant impact on the realms of style, design and culture today and will be joined by a panel of local creative luminaries selected for their respective success stories and creative insight. Guest speakers will present via a series of four discussion forums, each focused on a specific aspect of contemporary street fashion, design and culture.

• Beyond the Brand;
• Building a T-shirt Label;
• Art of Hype (media and communication in the digital age); and
• Craftsmanship & Imagination. (continues overpage)

CARBON discussion forums will be accompanied by a series of art and photographic exhibitions and exclusive parties to create a true festival vibe. The events official launch party will be held Friday 29th April at Federation Square's Atrium.

More info here
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