Rethinking food, waste, water, ecological and social systems, the exhibited work explores propositions for the design of resilient high density urban environments in a zero carbon world.
The Phase Change 2.0 exhibition presents work developed as part of the interdisciplinary design research studio led by Dr Charles Anderson and Dr Michaela Prescott within the RMIT Landscape Architecture Program in the School of Architecture and Design, RMIT University.
The Phase Change 2.0 exhibition will coincide with the official launch of The Exchange at Knowledge Market.
Phase Change 2.0 Design Research Studio
Phase Change 2.0 explores the future of Victoria Harbour, as well as the City of Melbourne more broadly, in relation to the changing nature of the environment and our changing understanding of it. Engaging directly with global warming and its impacts at a local and regional scale, and working across a range of design disciplines and related practices, Phase Change 2.0 seeks to envision scenarios for sustainable and resilient futures.
Phase Change 2.0 takes the form of a working design laboratory installed in the Knowledge Market space at Victoria Harbour, Docklands. Evolving throughout the course of the semester, the Phase Change 2.0 studio provides a place for discussion, debate, speculation and lively interaction between the public, students and a range of academics, practitioners, professionals and local stakeholders. In doing so Phase Change 2.0 aims to foster a dynamic, participatory knowledge exchange and generate a range of provocations regarding the design of our cities.
About The Exchange at Knowledge Market
The Exchange at Knowledge Market is a collaboration between Lendlease and RMIT University. The Exchange is a year-long "urban living lab" exploring the concept of community and new ways of understanding the shared urban environment through a curated series of public workshops, exhibitions, forums and community events.
This project is supported by a capability development fund grant from the RMIT Design and Creative Practice ECP.