SMaRT at Powerhouse exhibit

The UNSW SMaRT Centre' has collaborated with a renowned designer and the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (Powerhouse) to be part of a new exhibition.

Hybrid, an exhibition interrogating the contemporary urban condition and exploring the role of the home in 2030, opened to the public on Saturday 12 September 2020 for five months, to showcase new commissions from nine design studios and their research collaborators responding to the pressing issues of our time and exploring the needs of the future home.

The Powerhouse commissioned the design studios to work with researchers and practitioners from alternative industries to create a series of furniture and objects exploring the rapidly changing global landscape and responding to issues such as the COVID-19 global pandemic, air quality, bush fires, rising temperatures and wellbeing.

Design Duo GibsonKarlo teamed up with Veena and the SMaRT crew to explore the concept of death and its implications for those left behind, with SMaRT's Green Ceramic artefacts of a headstone and urn developed from the objects left by the deceased.

Headstone and urn display

Headstone and urn display

Veena joined other speakers in February 2021 for a belated launch due to COVID to talk about the collaboration and her new breed of Green Ceramics MICROfactorieTM technology that reform waste materials into new products and manufacturing materials.


MAAS Powerhouse media announcement.