64 Ways of Being
This free AR app brings Melbourne’s laneways, streets, parks and rivers to life via augmented reality to create a conversation with the city about its past, present and future. The creation of RMIT mixed reality artist and Industry Fellow Dr Troy Innocent, live arts collective one step at a time like this, and game developer Millipede (AKQA Group) and funded by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria.
Design and Health: Beyond the Status Quo
Explore the work of designers forging interesting and unexpected collaborations with the healthcare sector to offer to the design community provocations for new ways of working in health. Presented by RMIT University's Health Transformation Lab and recorded on Tuesday 30 March.
The Brunswick Design District - ‘A Place to Create’ – Design Dialogue
A shared initiative of RMIT University, Moreland City Council and Creative Victoria, the Brunswick Design District (BDD) connects people, places and partnerships to support and strengthen Melbourne’s creative community.
Revisit a critical conversation around two works of New York-based conceptual artist Agnes Denes: Tree Mountain’ outside Helsinki in Finland, and ‘Forest for Australia’ in Altona, Melbourne. Recorded on Monday 29 March 2021.
Visions of alternative futures for the city that are predicated on a counterfactual notion that presents a radical alternative to the existing status quo of urban development. A moderated symposium presented by architects and designers within RMIT Architecture’s Cities Cluster. Recorded on Tuesday 30 March 2021.
Architecture for Complexity
A keynote by Dr Alisa Andrasek offering glimpses of possible futures for architecture compatible with accelerating planetary challenges. Andrasek presents conceptual designs of novel tower typologies, high density villages, life supporting architectures for Mars, and projects for the regeneration of abandoned mining sites in Australia. Recorded on Tuesday 30 March.
Kerstin Thompson Architects: Encompassing People & Place
The Launch of the new Australian Architectual Monograph, this event featured a presentation by Kerstin Thompson on her public and community focused projects exploring the theme of ‘cultural memory’ and including the award winning Broadmeadows Town Hall, and the upcoming Jewish Holocaust Centre. Recorded on Tuesday 30 March. Event included a Panel Discussion with Kerstin Thompson and moderated by Virginia Trioli.
Designing With(in) The Mess
A panel discussion drawing on intersectional and decolonial perspectives and counter narratives to explore messy histories, practices, and design discourses excluded from mainstream design history narratives. Recorded on Wednesday 31 March.
Reactivate the World
Through an interdisciplinary conversation connecting urban play, public art, tactical urbanism, community connection and societal wellbeing Esther Anatolitis, Paul Callaghan and Elissa McMillan ask how neighbourhoods and communities can come together to create hyperlocal urban play. Recorded on Wednesday 31 March.
This digital exhibition and self-guided tour of the Melbourne featuring a collection of 'love letters' to the city. Presented by Tarryn Handcock and Paul Yacoumis, this digital exhibition is ongoing from Friday 26 March.
Waterfront: Breaking Down the Urchin
Re-capture the essence of an informative 'hands-on' river float with RMIT Industry Fellow Pirjo Haikola, along with Long Prawn and Furmien, where guests explored why and how to process and preserve sea urchin as garum (fish sauce).
Urban Play in Brunswick
Watch Carlo Tolentino’s video essay on site-specific interactive art, which complimented The Brunswick Ball outdoor interactive experience, developed by Tolentino in collaboration with Sahaj Garg, that connected people with music, movement and nature.
Copper Traces in Time - Hold
A response to the unprecedented times in which we live through storytelling and the creation of hand-held copper discs etched with images from RMIT student and staff experiences during the outbreak of COVID-19.
Exercisements: Alexander Stitt, Communication Design and Health Promotion
Discover the story of the acclaimed Victorian Health Promotion campaigns ‘Life. Be in it’ and ‘Slip! Slop! Slap!’ designed by Alexander Stitt (1937-2016) in this interactive experience inspired by the work of Stitt and presented by RMIT students.
Jugaadogu: Counterculture Innovative Design
Push the boundaries of design thinking by exploring the two interesting yet polarising design principles of Jugaad and Chindogu in this fun and interactive online exhibition. Designed and developed by students from the Master of Design Innovation and Technology program at RMIT.
Dip and Bob live book binding
RMIT’s Gracia Haby and Louise Jennison bind editions of their artists' book, Dip and Bob, live on Instagram. Watch as they cut and glue spines, score watercolours and fold kelp-band covers. Recorded on Sunday 28 March.