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.
Artists Justin Shoulder and Matt Stegh live, work and breathe for their community. Across performance, costuming, queer parties and nightlife, the two combine the personal and the political – a fusion expressed beautifully within their home. On a still, sunny winter morning in Sydney’s Summer Hill, I had the pleasure of visiting Justin and Matt at home, where they’ve lived since 2011
In an era in which digital technologies are transforming social interactions, Ishita Chatterjee draws parallels between the habitual unveiling of our daily life via the virtual realm and the revealing qualities of the architectural 'glass house', in this week's reflection on privacy in an ever-more public realm
For the past six years Schoolhouse Studios have channelled their efforts into providing cheap studio spaces to Melbourne artists and creative businesses. About to launch their first-ever fundraising exhibition at their Rupert St home, co-directors Alice Glenn and Hazel Brown tell us the story of the very bumpy road to Schoolhouse success