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VEIL Exhibition: Sunshine 2032, Stage three

Posted in Events, Visions by Kate Archdeacon on June 12th, 2012

13 June , 2012 10:00 amto17 June , 2012 5:00 pm

Image credit: Jack Pu

The city of Sunshine was designed according to the principles of Ebenezer Howard’s Garden City. The suburban layout combined back yards adequate for a vegetable patch, fruit trees and chickens, with regularly placed public parks for social recreation. The layout remains intact today, but the expansion of transport infrastructure over the years has fractured much of the social space in the suburb. The Garden City layout of Sunshine is suited to the intensification of sustainable programs including urban agriculture, shared water and energy harvesting systems, increased pedestrian and bike access through the neighbourhood and shared public spaces for increased social cohesion.

Following on from our exhibition of ‘Vision: Sunshine 2032’ projects in 2011, VEIL took the design process further and held the studio in the community as a Studio Atelier. Sunshine Plaza Shopping Centre generously provided a vacant shop for the duration of the semester, and we constructed the furnishings as we went along. Being in Sunshine every week has allowed us to become better acquainted with the project sites, the community, and the experience of working, shopping, eating and travelling in the area.  The studio door has literally been kept open, and we have had locals and past residents come in to speak to us, deliver brief lectures on the area, and request inclusions in the projects. VEIL hopes to continue using the Studio Atelier as a model for teaching and co-creating innovative design projects for the future.

This exhibition of selected design projects, developed as part of the Victorian Eco-Innovation Lab (VEIL) Eco-Acupuncture studio program 2009-2012, includes selected Architecture and Landscape Architecture Design projects envisioning a sustainable future for Sunshine [stage one, two and three].

13 – 17 June
Shop 34, Sunshine Plaza 324-328 Hampshire Rd Sunshine
Open Wednesday-Sunday 10am-5pm.

Exhibition launched by Professor Philip Goad, Director of the Melbourne School of Design, Faculty of Architecture Building and Planning, University of Melbourne.

Melbourne 2032: Short Films at Fed Square

Posted in Visions by Kate Archdeacon on December 27th, 2010

The Victorian Eco Innovation Lab (VEIL) has a series of short films currently showing on the big screen at Federation Square.  Images from the work of students and their lecturers from four Melbourne universities show what a low-consumption, sustainable life could be like in Melbourne 2032.  Films currently screening are “Urban Food: Neighbourhoods“, “Urban Food: School Gardens“, “Future Trams” and “Slow Travel Connects to Fast Rail“.

Check them out over summer, or visit the VEIL website to see many more student works:

Broadmeadows 2032 Exhibition: New Photos!

Posted in Events by Kate Archdeacon on July 21st, 2010

Vision: Broadmeadows 2032 is the latest and greatest VEIL Exhibition.  Student works, designers, local suppliers, council and sponsors – it has all come together in the Ericsson Building at Broadmeadows.  Visit us and check out these explorations of visions and ideas for the future of a thriving suburban community.


Dates: 19th to 25th July, 2010
Times: Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm Saturday and Sunday 10am to 4pm
Location: The Ericsson Administration building, 61 Riggall St, Corner Blair and Riggall Streets (Enter via Blair Street) Broadmeadows
Parking: On-site 200 meters from entry

Accessibility: Wheelchair access is provided


The # 532 and the #540 buses run from Broadmeadows Train Station past the Ericsson Building. The Station is an easy daytime walk from the Exhibition and it only takes 8 minutes by bike!
Visit Viclink’s Journey Planner for more details.

Vision Broadmeadows 2032: VEIL Exhibition

Posted in Events by Kate Archdeacon on July 12th, 2010

The City of Hume is a rapidly developing centre north of Melbourne, caught up in many of the problems of burgeoning suburban sprawl, population growth, climate change, stressed infrastructure and impending broad-brush state planning initiatives. The Victorian Eco-Innovation Lab, VEIL, has been involved in an ongoing process of consultation and workshops with Hume City Council. This work has also local government, along with design students and academics. This free public exhibition explores and visualises the outcomes from this design research and visioning for Broadmeadows.

Visions of a transformed future for 2032 can build desirable, optimistic expectations, but sites of intervention have to be found today, that can shift the dynamics of development and release new community energy for change. VEIL, along with the Council, has identified a number of key potential ‘Eco-Acupuncture’ points within the Broadmeadows/Central Activities District area. VEIL is exploring and visualising a series of distributed and connected experimental visions for the future development of the region.

Vision: Broadmeadows 2032 showcases a series of design projects from Melbourne University, RMIT, Monash University and Swinburne University in the fields of architecture, landscape design, industrial design, communication design and service design. These ideas will be further developed and carried forward by Hume City Council in new and emerging strategic planning.

Monday 19 – Sunday 25 July, 2010
Monday – Friday: 9am – 5pm  Saturday & Sunday: 10am – 4pm

Location:  The Ericsson Administration Building
61 Riggall St, Corner of Blair & Riggall Streets
(enter via Blair Street)
Broadmeadows VIC 3047

Details: (visit the website for transport details).

Presented by: Victorian Eco Innovation Lab, Sponsored by: Sustainability Victoria, Hume City Council, and Photography Studies College

Green Building Council of Australia launches Future Green Leaders

Posted in Seeking by Ferne Edwards on February 21st, 2008

The Green Building Council of Australia has launched a new initiative called Future Green Leaders which aims to educate university and TAFE students in its national rating tool, Green Star, and sustainability.

Its free to register and Future Green Leaders will have the opportunity to attend exclusive half day workshops on Green Star, visit Green Star certified buildings, attend networking events, as well as have access to other seminars and forums throughout the year.

Further information is available on the new Future Green Leaders website Find attached a copy of the press release issued during the national conference Green Cities.

If you would like further information on this new initiative, or would like copies of the brochure, please contact Emma Piper at emma.piper.

Future Green Leaders Australia