Space for Change

Space for Change


RMIT's Social Innovation Hub is where leaders, innovators, organisations and researchers come together to discuss and co-create impactful ideas and solutions to wicked social challenges. Tune in as we throw open the virtual doors to our collaborative co-working community.

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Meet with the moderators as they discuss these topics with distinguished guests and experts.

Topic Moderators and Speakers
Pride Week

Moderator: Founder, One Good Street


  • Prof Katherine Johnson – Director, RMIT Social and Global Studies Centre
  • Adeesha, an RMIT VCE student with an asylum seeker background, part of the Many Coloured Sky group
  • Ian Seal – Director, Three for All foundation
Same Story, Different Soil

ModeratorVishaal Kishore – Director, Applied Innovation at RMIT & RMIT Health Transformation Lab  


Exploring the COVID Normal in Justice and Healthcare

ModeratorDheeren Velu (Director, Applied Innovation Exchange, Capgemini) 


  • RMIT Health Transformation Lab – Charlotte Fliegner, Innovation Fellow
  • RMIT Centre for Innovative Justice – Riley Ellard, Senior Advisor, Research and Advocacy
The Digital Divide

Moderator:  Rachel Wells, Storyteller & Journalist, RMIT


  • Prof Julian Thomas, Director, ARC Centre of Excellence, RMIT, Australia
  • Lucie Taurines, Capgemini Group Digital Inclusion Lead, France
  • David Spriggs, CEO, Infoxhange, Australia
Applied Innovation in Action

Moderator: Rachel Wells, Storyteller, Applied Innovation


  • Professor Vishaal Kishore, RMIT’s Director of Applied Innovation and the Director of the RMIT-Cisco-Health Transformation Lab, located at the Social Innovation Hub; 
  • Micaela Cronin, who is the Director of the Future Social Service Institute and  
  • Rob Hulls, Director of the Centre for Innovative Justice, also located within the Social Innovation Hub at RMIT. 
The Post-Covid Workplace

Moderator: Charlotte Fliegner, Strategic Designer & Innovation Fellow, Health Transformation Lab 


  • Su Lim, Principal, Workplace Consulting at Six Ideas by Dexus 
  • Chris Anderson, Workplace Technology Specialist at Cisco
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Acknowledgement of Country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation 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 - Artwork 'Luwaytini' by Mark Cleaver, Palawa.