How can design shape life?’ This provocation frames Melbourne Design Week 2020 and this issue of NGV Magazine. We share highlights from the Melbourne Design Week 2020 program and meet some of the designers and artists using design to transform the world around us, including Dr Pirjo Haikola, Yhonnie Scarce and Edition Office. The issue also examines religious design in the NGV Collection with American works by the Shaker and Amish sects. We also introduce the largest ever retrospective of contemporary artist Destiny Deacon, DESTINY. In a special edition of Life & Times, we take a closer look at the experience of women artists in the NGV Collection for International Women's Day and examine a personal and historical album assembled by British suffragette Isabel Seymour in the early 1900s.
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