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.
It’s time for the second instalment of ‘Tokyo Life’ – the special Living Not Decorating series brought to us by R-ESTATE TOKYO. This week, Ben Davis speaks with David Glaettli – creative director of Japanese furniture brand Karimoku New Standard – about nomadic living, the influence of Kyoto on his practice, and life in his Toritsu-Daigaku home
5x4 Hayes Lane isn't the typical home you'd expect to find tucked in at the end of a narrow laneway in leafy East Melbourne. We step inside this pocket-sized project and speak to its owner, Ralph Alphonso, about his decision to stretch the project's small footprint of 20 square metres over four storeys, and about the challenges that arose during the construction of this extraordinary home
The Greening Bourj Al Shamali initiative aims to green and improve the living conditions in the Bourj Al Shamali refugee camp in Lebanon, a theoretically temporary Palestinian refugee camp that's now a 60-year-old informal urban environment, densely built and without green spaces. Sara Savage speaks to the team behind the initiative about 'balloon mapping' the camp in the name of self-determination