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Melbourne Design Week: Towards Collective Intelligence

02 May 2024

Melbourne Design Week is Australia’s largest annual design event presenting innovative and engaging projects. Now in its eighth year, Melbourne Design Week, held 23 May – 2 June 2024, celebrates the diversity and excellence of Australian design and architecture.

The 2024 edition brings into focus the use of energy, ethics, and ecology to encourage positive change, reimagine existing systems, and offer innovative design solutions to complex global challenges. 

On Thursday 23 May, OCULUS Associate Director Claire Martin be participating in panel discussion hosted by COX, alongside Andrew Hayes (COX), Ali Whelan (Breathe), Tara Bell (City of Kingston), Alan Murray (WSP), and Jess Chapman (COX).

The panel discussion will explore how city-shaping built environment projects are evolving to increasingly engage and collaborate with community and various stakeholders. Amongst our many societal challenges, harnessing collective intelligence presents an opportunity to create outcomes that are reflective of both the people who will use the space, and the place itself, to sustain healthier and stronger communities.

The discussion will touch on the methodology of engagement, collaboration, and co-design, the challenges and the benefits, and how this process contributes to civic environments that are ethical, energy-conscious, and ecologically positive. Accompanying the panel discussion will be an exhibition of related architecture and landscape architecture works.

Melbourne Design Week is an initiative of the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria and delivered by the NGV. This is a free event, but bookings are required. Please visit the event page for more information.

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