RMIT on show at Melbourne Knowledge Week

RMIT on show at Melbourne Knowledge Week

RMIT is partnering with Melbourne Knowledge Week – the City of Melbourne’s annual festival of ideas for a smart and innovative city.

This year, the week-long festival will take place from 9–15 May.

Across seven days, a broad program of events, workshops, panels and performances will bring Melburnians together to share ideas, challenge assumptions, and spark new ways of thinking.

During the week-long festival, RMIT students will have the opportunity to present their work and engage with the public. 

Final-year creative writing students will pass on their learnings from a comic-making studio led by Ben Juers and Rachel Ang from Glom Press.

The Comic Making for Beginners workshop will help you hone your visual storytelling skills to tell stories about how we use the city.  

Media students currently working on short documentary films exploring RMIT research and teaching around waste and the circular economy will also have their work screened at The Capitol as part of the RMIT Culture talk: ‘What Does Waste Mean to You?’  

Rohan Spong, who leads the media studio Make Haste! Film Waste! is excited by the opportunity the partnership with Melbourne Knowledge Week provides students.

"The films the students are making in response to briefs developed with the Circular Economy Hub@RMIT range from the very local to the global, and profile characters orbiting RMIT who are engaged with the problem of waste and the opportunities afforded by the circular economy," he said.

“Each of the four student groups have come up with inventive ways to visually communicate the relevant concepts."

"It will be an exciting and meaningful culmination of the semester for the students to have their films screened at The Capitol as part of Melbourne Knowledge Week."

Students are encouraged to check out the rich program of events taking place at the city campus and throughout the CBD.

06 May 2022

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