White Paper – Australia in The Asian Century thoroughly outlines how the coming century will be very Asian dominated and how that will affect Australia as a whole, and it’s individual peoples.
The exponential rise in Asia’s distribution and manufacturing has led to the region becoming an economy shifting powerhouse. The cash flow these countries are experiencing are being well invested into infrastructure and design to improve lifestyles in the region. This is where we, as designers come into the picture. The close ties between Asia and Australia mean there will be many design projects in the next 5, 10, 20 + years that will provide opportunities for Australian designers to work in Asia and provide western views on Industrial Design.
The advancements in design will be incredible, surely encompassing some of the largest and well funded projects the world will see in the next 20 years. Thanks to our strategic position near Asia, Australian designers will be able to reap the rewards of the upcoming decades and play their part in improving a whole region en masse.