'DISRUPT' is a collaboration between social enterprise STREAT, RMIT's Writing and Publishing team, and student led publishing house Bowen St Press, alongside the City of Melbourne and METRO Melbourne Tunnel. Taking over a 20-metre wall in the CBD, DISRUPT is a storytelling project and exhibition to map the stories of our city. Melbourne Knowledge Week participants will contribute to a living and growing artwork through a series of map-making workshops.
The story map will unfold with the contribution of story litter, an archive of discarded receipts and lists found on our streets by STREAT, a social enterprise dedicated to helping homeless and disadvantaged young people. This collective storytelling project invites participants to disrupt the streets with dreams of the city, and culminates in an exhibition from 1-3pm on Sunday 26 May, Urban Square, RMIT basketball courts, Stewart / Beckett Street. Participants in DISRUPT's workshops will be encouraged to contribute to the stories overlaying the map, collect their own stories, contribute to the living and growing exhibition over the week. Stories will emerge in DISRUPT from scheduled creative writing workshops, participant contributions, the STREAT archive of 'story litter' (found by STREAT's collectors). Participants – from STREAT's programs, RMIT staff and students, city dwellers and participants in MKW – will be prompted to think about the everyday innovations of living in the city, and how arts and storytelling fit into that space – in particular what their city looks and feels like today and into the future.
Disrupt is a partnership between RMIT, STREAT, Creative Mapmaker Alex Hotchin, City of Melbourne and Metro Tunnel .
Workshops will take place at RMIT's Urban Writing House, STREAT and Meat Market Hub from 21 – 26 May.
The Exhibition will be launched from 1-3pm on Sunday 26 May, Urban Square, RMIT basketball courts, Stewart / Beckett Street.
Register via the website.