The Powerhouse acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the ancestral homelands upon which our museums are situated. We respect their Elders, past, present and future and recognise their continuous connection to Country.
Hybrid was an exhibition of nine new works commissioned by the Powerhouse that interrogate the contemporary urban condition and explore the role of the home in 2030. Nine design studios collaborated with researchers and practitioners from diverse industries to create furniture and objects exploring the rapidly changing global landscape and the most pressing issues of our time. The selected designers responded to issues such as the global pandemic, poor air quality, bush fires, rising temperatures and wellbeing to premiere new objects ranging from a contemporary home shrine, objects to refocus and de-stress, a responsive light source that brings the experiences of nature into the home, a table from recycled plastic to artefacts developed from the objects left behind by the deceased.
Adam Goodrum x Ella Williams
Elliat Rich x Professor Joel Pearson and Canberra Glassworks
Henry Wilson x Stanislava Pinchuk
GibsonKarlo x Veena Sahajwalla
Trent Jansen x Johnny Nargoodah
Rive Roshan x Emmaline Cox
Andrew Simpson x Professor Tracie Barber
Charles Wilson x Giri Gaurav and Bala Mulloth
Tom Fereday x Dr Thea Brejzek
Hybrid x UNSW
The Hybrid brief was a unique opportunity for students from UNSW Bachelor of Design – Core Design Studio 3 to collaborate and develop design proposals for future homes. View ten individual and three Studio Collective finalists selected by Stephen Todd – Creative Director Sydney Design Week 2020, and Keinton Butler – Senior Curator Museum Applied Arts and Sciences.