Encompassing over 70 events between 1–7 May, Melbourne Knowledge Week brings together art, technology, business and science to investigate our co-creation of future cities. With the MKW Hub this year located at State Library Victoria, the 2017 program will see industry leaders driving conversation around the changing face of Melbourne, considering future challenges and innovative solutions.
Rescue dinner: Some of Melbourne’s most celebrated chefs use rescued (safe food about to be discarded) at this catered event, in which participants learn to look at how we eat in a new light.
#STEM classrooms to careers: Speakers and practical workshops explore mobile internet, big data, new energy technologies, the internet of things, the sharing economy, advanced robotics, 3D printing, artificial intelligence and more.
Mini make day: Beyond Earth: Showcasing tinkerers, makers, costume designers, scientists, academics, science fiction nerds, engineers and space fanatics in a family-friendly event that aims to facilitate the sharing of ideas that consider a world beyond our own.
'After the revolution, who's going to pick up the garbage on Monday morning?', asked artist Mierle Laderman Ukeles in her Manifesto for Maintenance Art 1969! Eugenia Lim converses with the New York City Department of Sanitation's long-time official artist-in-residence about womanhood, motherhood and the social ecologies of our cities
Local label founder, podcaster, DJ and more: Xander Byng's talents traverse the musical universe. We bring you a mixtape from the Melbourne-based party-maker, developed as a meditation on psychogeography: “I’ve always found that experiencing unfamiliar settings, especially in a familiar environment, really helps me to think more positively."