Care-full projects

The lab will encompass diverse forms of research, practice, and engagement at scale to address the complexities of urban conditions.

To ensure rigour in our often playful, open, and co-creative approaches, we will embody – as well as possible – care as a matter of concern; its ethics and logic will guide our conceptual, methodological, and translational undertakings. We are decisively moving away from the technocratic vision of smart to the impact-driven vision of care; from empathy-based design to compassion-based; from expert model to participatory, and; creative process to re-creative, thereby ascertaining foresights for inclusive, sustainable futures.    


CreaTures: Creative Practices for Transformational Futures

CreaTures is a three-year EU H2020 Transformations project (2020 - 2022) bringing together 11 European partners including universities and research centres, NGOs and creative art and design organisations. Creative practice has already demonstrated transformational potential in the area of social cohesion and environmental citizenship, but it is often fragmented, poorly resourced and badly understood. The CreaTures project focuses on collaboration, reflection and direct engagement as keys to transformation demonstrating the power of the creative practices to move the world towards ecologically and socially sustainable futures. CreaTures’s objective is to produce an open-access framework to support practitioners and policy-makers in guiding positive change. The project works around 3 interconnected efforts: An Observatory, identifying and mapping existing, fragmented and often hidden transformational creative practices; a Laboratory, supporting new experimentation and direct engagement with diverse stakeholders, including members of the public, by mounting several different scales and types of creative production, and; an Evaluation phase, testing new and existing creative practices in a systematic and concerted way for their impact.

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RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nations on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.