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By Laetitia Laubscher
June 27, 2016
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By Laetitia Laubscher
June 27, 2016
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Come August, masses of designers, architects, filmmakers, miscellaneous creative types and those hoping to become any of the latter (in a paid, professional sense) will be descending upon the Aotea Centre for their annual inspiration feeding frenzy, also known as Semi Permanent.

Highlights from this year's menu of speakers includes Jessica Dimmock, a director and cinematographer behind works such as Too Young to Wed, a web feature which won the World Press Photo's top prize; Gunnar Green, an artist whose work has been shown at MoMA New York, Design Museum London and Ars Electronica; culinary experience designers Bompas and ParrAndy Stevens, the co-founder of Graphic Thought Facility;  Chris Fjelddahl, an ex-wind surfing photographer, MBA graduate and partner at Eight - an award-winning brand consultancy firm; Zackary Canepari, a photojournalist whose debut feature documentary T-Rex about Olympic boxer Claressa "T-Rex" Shields premiered at SXSW; Cleo Wade, a poet who known for her simple, feminine and empowering verses and 25-foot love poems; and local restaurateur Mimi Gilmour, the woman behind the success of both Mexico and Burger Burger.

For those craving even more from their experience, there are a couple of side events on as well - including a poetry reading, a panel talk, a workshop on album cover artwork and film screenings of T-Rex and The Pearl.

Buy your tickets already. You're guaranteed to leave the symposium feeling satisfied.

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