This Year's Theme


Volume 43, Permanence

The intention of longevity is embedded into the criteria for enduring design, while the intended lifespan can be altered by expected or unanticipated events. A design’s perpetuity and legacy is not always assured due to the quality of its form, but instead the impact it has on the human experience; a design’s value is not static, it morphs through the duration of its existence.

Oz 43 asks:

What does permanence mean to you?



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