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Green Energy Future Day 2011

Posted in Events by Kate Archdeacon on November 24th, 2011

3 December , 2011
10:30 amto3:30 pm

Commune 2 Festival + Ride to Work + Artland

Posted in Events by Kate Archdeacon on October 11th, 2011

12 October , 2011
11:30 amto5:30 pm

Following the success of Commune in May 2011, we’ve decided to do it all again! Commune @ RMIT Brunswick is fusing Ride to Work + Artland + Commune into one big market and festival day and everyone is invited!  Download the event flyer for details, including the Moreart Spring Fashion Ride.

Date: 12 October, 2011 Time: 11:30am – 14:30 pm followed by drinks and music at 3pm

Location: Buildings 513 and 514, RMIT University, 25 Dawson Street Brunswick

>>Commune @ RMIT Brunswick

Celebrating Sustainable Fashion at RMIT Brunswick

Posted in Events by Kate Archdeacon on May 11th, 2011

18 May , 2011
12:00 pmto6:00 pm

Explore your creativity and learn how easy it is to be fashionably green at RMIT University’s inaugural sustainability festival and conference day, Commune@RMIT Brunswick, on Wednesday, 18 May.

Commune@RMIT Brunswick will feature speakers, creative workshops and exciting market stalls selling textiles, crafts, reworked garments and Fairtrade products, as well as organic and vegan food. Other activities will include a clothes and fabric swap, bike repair workshops and “Conversations over Tea Cosies”, a community project led by RMIT students that found novel uses for old jumpers.  Keith Cowlishaw, Head of RMIT’s School of Fashion and Textiles, said the event would engage students, staff and the community around Slow Craft and Design, local and global collaboration, and holistic approaches to creative practice. “This event is an opportunity for students and staff to come together with industry and the community to share and explore sustainability practice,” he said.

Popular Sydney based artist and director of Cloth Fabric, Julie Paterson, will conduct hands-on creative workshops at the festival. Other workshops will include heat transfer dyeing, Green Futuring, Zero-waste children’s clothing demonstrations and a Deconstruction/Reconstruction clothing workshop.  Festival guests will include Peppermint Magazine, Zero Carbon Moreland and Ethical Clothing Australia, with speakers including Cecilia Granadino (MINKA Fair Trade), Grace McQuilten (The Social Studio), Georgia McCorkill (The Red Carpet Project) and Swedish fashion “hacktivist”, Otto von Busch.

Patricia Brien, Creative Producer of Commune@RMIT Brunswick said: “Creativity is essential in commanding a more sustainable fashion and textiles industry, but by actively engaging with our local and global communities, our intention is to make change happen together.”

Wednesday, 18 May, 12pm–6pm
RMIT University Buildings 513 and 514, 25 Dawson Street, Brunswick
Free (NB. some workshops attract a participation fee)

Full event program: or download the activity poster.

Dr Ralph Horne, Sustainable Cities Round Table – The Energy to Change, 20 May 2009

Posted in SCRT Videos, Sustainable Cities Round Tables by Virginia on June 9th, 2009

Dr Ralph Horne is the Director of the Centre for Design at RMIT University. The Centre for Design promotes sustainability through research, consulting, and capacity building through active dissemination and professional development. They are recognised internationally for our innovative design methods and tools to support sustainable design of products and services – everything from packaging and consumer products to buildings, suburbs and cities.

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Models of change – Launching the Meals in Metropolis exhibition at Docklands!

Posted in Events by Ferne Edwards on October 10th, 2008

In 2008 RMIT University introduced an elective called “Meals in Metropolis”. This subject explored the variety and breadth of urban agriculture models in Melbourne, Australia. Students were asked to conduct field research in specific food production and distribution examples and then redesign these systems to incorporate greater social, economic, cultural and environmental sustainability outcomes. The Meals in Metropolis exhibition illustrates a selection of the outcomes of this course and reveals that our food future may not be so bleak after all…
Where: The Hub, 17 Waterview Walk, Docklands (near the corner of Bourke Street and Harbour Esplanade – look for the giant rabbit sculpture) Melway reference: 2E H7
When: 13 October to 21 November 200
To view images of this work online click here.
For more information about this event
contact Ferne Edwards, or (03) 89344 9268

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Heat and Climate Change Art Exhibition – 12 Sept to 18 Oct 2008

Posted in Events by Ferne Edwards on September 3rd, 2008

HEAT is a collaborative project between RMIT Gallery & the Art & Sustainability Research Cluster, RMIT University.

To be held at RMIT GALLERY 344 Swanston Street Melbourne 3000 Tel: +61 3 9925 1717,

HOURS Monday–Friday 11–5 Saturday 2–5 Closed Sundays and public holidays. Lift access. Free admission.