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.
Using jellyfish as a motif to examine consumption, environmental degradation and other critical issues associated with global warming, Penelope Davis's 'Sea-change' considers the future of climate change through the eyes of the ocean. We recently caught up with Penelope to find out about the process behind a work that poetically evokes the symbiosis – at once beautiful and monstrous – between humans and nature
Based on a prompt by French philosopher and urbanist Paul Virilio, EXIT (2008–15) is an experimental 360-degree installation created by Diller Scofidio + Renfro with a team of statisticians, scientists and geographers. Sara Savage speaks with Fondation Cartier curator Thomas Delamarre about working at the intersection of art and data, and about the role of cultural institutions in effecting change
Influential architect Robin Boyd, known for his sensitive variation of modernism, is a household name that stretches far beyond the architectural elite. Boyd’s is a legacy that has endured in his expansive body of work, lovingly upheld in no small part by the 2005-established Robin Boyd Foundation. Rachel Elliot-Jones visits founder and director, Tony Lee, at the Foundation’s headquarters in Melbourne