New spaces and places for innovation and collaboration. Prototyping new technologies, ideas and approaches to the public realm. Re-imagining the ways that public spaces are used and regulated.
- Linking public spaces with public ideas to refresh civic engagement, public debate and urban life.
- Integration of new principles in planning, design and use of public space, and application of emerging technologies that focus on sustainability and liveability.
- Prioritising openness and shared public access and engagement for spaces, buildings, infrastructure and institutions.
Creative Critical Concerns Studio
This studio focuses on emerging discourses of creative practice in the broad field of Industrial Design and its intersections with art, sociology, architecture, science, and innovation. Students develop a design…
Designing Information Environments
This studio, open to students in the Master of Design Innovation and Technology at RMIT, explores the concept of ‘Knowledge Wayfinding’: a blending of knowledge spaces and urban navigation. With…
Former Women’s Hospital Site Redevelopment
The University of Melbourne will build Australia’s leading innovation precinct on the former Royal Women’s Hospital site on Grattan St in Carlton. The precinct will tackle major societal challenges (such…
Urban Ideas Playground Workshop
As part of Melbourne Knowledge Week 2017 the MID partners ran a four day co-design workshop for students, industry, and members of the public to imagine and build Melbourne’s future….
VEIL Eco-Acupuncture Studio
The Victorian Eco Innovation Lab (VEIL) has brought together students from the University of Melbourne and RMIT to collaborate on a vision for a sustainable urban innovation district. Taking an ‘urban…
Inspiring and transforming curious minds through the collision of art and science As one of only eight nodes worldwide, Science Gallery Melbourne will be a bold addition to our city….
University of Melbourne Student Precinct
Over the past two decades, the University of Melbourne has experienced significant growth at the Parkville campus with over 40% of the University’s students and staff now based south of…