Posts Tagged ‘VEIL’

Florence 2035: A VEIL exhibition

Posted in Events, Visions by Kate Archdeacon on May 21st, 2013

18 May , 2013 10:00 amto9 August , 2013 5:00 pm

Vision Florence 2032 Exhibition Flyer 2013-1
Images by Andrew Wong, Nikaya Lewis, Tom Shield

Vision: Florence 2035 – Eco-Acupuncture: Developing Sites of Urban Intervention is a free exhibition of selected Architecture and Urban Planning projects developed as part of the Victorian Eco Innovation Lab’s Eco-Acupuncture travelling studio in Florence 2012. The projects envision a sustainable and resilient future for Florence.

18 May – 09 August

Museo Italiano, 199 Faraday Street, Carlton

Open Tuesday-Friday 10am-5pm
Saturday 12noon-5pm

>> Download the exhibition flyer


Position Available: Visions and Pathways for Low Carbon Built Environment and Urban Living

Posted in Research, Seeking, Visions by Kate Archdeacon on May 15th, 2013

Post Doctoral Researcher: Visions and Pathways for Low Carbon Built Environment and Urban Living.

A flagship project of the Victorian Eco-Innovation Lab and the CRC for Low Carbon Living.

(Melbourne University Position Number 0031360 – see: http://jobs.unimelb.edu.au/jobSearch.asp?stp=AW)

Join a ground-breaking flagship project to explore and articulate visions, scenarios and pathways for a low-carbon resilient urban environment linked to a dynamic program of engagement with industry and government.

This project is lead from the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning at the University of Melbourne in collaboration with researchers from the University of New South Wales and Swinburne University. It is supported by a grant from the Cooperative Research Centre for Low Carbon Living, a major research initiative bringing together key property, planning, engineering and policy organisations with leading Australian researchers to develop new social, technological and policy tools for reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the built environment.

The challenge of the decarbonisation of the built environment involves no less than a transition from one set of technologies, infrastructures, practices, perceptions, values, policies and regulations to a (potentially very) different set. This research project will investigate the diversity and complex systems dynamics of technological and societal changes required to pursue a low-carbon resilient society.

The project will use scenario thinking within a twenty-five to thirty year horizon. Over its life, we will road-map potential transitions and disruptive change, articulate and refine scenarios for Australia’s future, guide designers in the production of visualisations of the future built environment, provide strategic input to the scoping of the CRC research program and publish for academic, professional and general media.

The successful candidate will focus on the investigation and elaboration of approaches to the design of ‘eco-cities’ and the technological, social and infrastructural innovations that could provide the basis for the transformation of both new and existing built environments. Reporting to the project leader, Professor Chris Ryan, the position will connect closely with researchers in the Victorian Eco Innovation Lab (VEIL) and will be located within the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning.

>> Application deadline extended to May 22, 2013

>> Download the Position Description or apply online

Sustainable Melbourne and Sustainable Cities Net are projects of the Victorian Eco-Innovation Lab (VEIL).  Occasionally we cross-promote projects or events in order to reach as many of the right people as possible.


Sunshine in 2032: Short Films from VEIL

Posted in Visions by Kate Archdeacon on October 31st, 2012

In February 2011, the Victorian Eco Innovation Lab (VEIL) released a series of one-minute films showcasing the work of design students and practitioners looking at a sustainable future for Melbourne.  Now VEIL has released another set of short movies, this time focusing on the suburb of Sunshine, in Melbourne’s West.  The films show work from landscape architecture and architecture students at the University of Melbourne.  Check them out on the VEIL website or on Vimeo!

Sustainable Melbourne is a project of the Victorian Eco Innovation Lab.


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.

www.ecoinnovationlab.com


Vision Sunshine 2032: VEIL Exhibition

Posted in Events, Visions by Kate Archdeacon on December 2nd, 2011

6 December , 2011 10:00 amto11 December , 2011 5:00 pm

This exhibition is being hosted by the Victorian Eco Innovation Lab (VEIL). It includes work from University of Melbourne Architecture and Landscape Architecture studios envisioning a sustainable future for Sunshine, as well as a selection of student works from previous studios as part of VEIL’s Eco-Acupuncture studio program 2009-2011.

The exhibition will be launched by Professor Thomas Kvan, Dean, Faculty of Architecture Building and Planning, University of Melbourne.

6 – 11 December
Shop 51, Sunshine Plaza Shopping Centre
324-328 Hampshire Rd
Sunshine

The exhibition is easy to get to via public transport. Download a map.

Open Tuesday-Sunday 10am-5pm.

Sustainable Melbourne is a VEIL project.


Water Wise City Landscapes of the Future: Public Forum

Posted in Events by Kate Archdeacon on March 23rd, 2011

23 March , 2011
6:30 pmto8:00 pm


Image: jkay2 via flickr CC

This forum will examine a range of urban water issues such as urban water demand, sustainable water planning in urban landscapes, potable water for cities, city planning and greenscapes, irrigation of city gardens and the health of urban ecosystem and flows. This is part of our 2011 Water Security and Sustainability forum series.

Speakers:

Dr Chris Walsh, Resource Management and Geography, Melbourne School of Land and Environment
A/Prof Tim Fletcher, Faculty of Engineering, Monash University
Prof Chris Ryan, University of Melbourne, VEIL

6.30pm-8.00pm, Wednesday, 23 March 2011
Lower Lecture Theatre, B:01, Melbourne School of Land and Environment (Building 142), Tin Alley/Royal Parade, University of Melbourne

More details: the attached flyer, or this webpage: http://www.sustainable.unimelb.edu.au/content/pages/public-forum-water-wise-city-landscapes-future
Please send a simple RSVP email to: mssi-enquiries@unimelb.edu.au


Visioning 2032: Short Films on a Sustainable Future

Posted in Visions by Kate Archdeacon on February 23rd, 2011

The Victorian Eco Innovation Lab (VEIL) has launched a series of thirteen one-minute films at Federation Square, which will run within the regular content on the Big Screen over the next few months.  The films are responses to some of the questions VEIL has been asking since the project started in 2007:

What could a sustainable neighbourhood in Melbourne look like? How could we transform a number of our existing urban communities through design ‘interventions’?

If we are to develop low-carbon resilient suburbs in Melbourne, we need to have some vision of what a desirable future living scenario is, and the changes we can make today to set us on a path there. The films are a glimpse of that potential future. The animated films are a culmination of four years’ worth of work by students and staff from Swinburne University, RMIT University, Monash University and the University of Melbourne, as well as from Melbourne design professionals. Each presents a different area of sustainable design innovation. These include new infrastructure schemes for water, food, energy and public transport, along with innovative design strategies for suburban development and new local employment opportunities.

The films can be seen here, on the VEIL website, or they can be downloaded from Vimeo (once you log in).

Sustainable Melbourne is a project of the Victorian Eco Innovation Lab.


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: www.ecoinnovationlab.com/design-studios


Eco-Acupuncture 2010: VEIL Exhibition

Posted in Events by Kate Archdeacon on September 23rd, 2010

27 September , 2010 9:00 amto8 October , 2010 5:00 pm

What might a sustainable and resilient neighbourhood look like ? How can we transform existing urban communities through design interventions?

To develop low-carbon resilient communities from within the existing fabric of (sub)urban life it is important to have two things: visions of desirable future living scenarios – and visible interventions, today, that can re-orient the path of future development. Since 2007, the Victorian Eco Innovation Lab [VEIL] has been exploring the transformative power of future visions for new developments in Melbourne. This work has been complemented by another program with design professionals, academics and students, working with an existing community, to design a suite of local interventions that can release community energy for building a sustainable neighbourhood. VEIL calls this new program: Eco-Acupuncture.

This exhibition introduces two projects, one looking at a future development north of Docklands; the other sited at Broadmeadows, a suburb currently wrestling with many of the problems facing Australian suburbs. New developments can create sustainable communities from scratch; Broadmeadows requires the ‘retrofitting’ of an existing community. VEIL work has focused on food, water, transport, energy, information and eco-businesses and services and the development of new Local Activities Districts. ‘Broady’ is a place of rich cultural diversity and history, opening up many possibilities for innovative design thinking.

The exhibition features work in collaboration with the Hume City council, from design professionals and design studios held at Melbourne University, RMIT University, Monash University and Swinburne University in the fields of architecture, landscape architecture, industrial design, communication and service design, 2008-10.

Exhibition dates: Monday 27 September to Friday 08 October. Monday to Friday: 9am to 5pm.
Location: The foyer, Urban Workshop. 50 Lonsdale Street. Melbourne. 3000


Local Food Forum + Open Space Session

Posted in Events by Kate Archdeacon on September 22nd, 2010

23 October , 2010
10:30 amto4:00 pm

Food for Thought with guest speaker Kirsten Larsen from the Victorian Eco-Innovation Lab (VEIL)

You are invited to attend a forum on local food in Preston!  The first half of the day is a forum to set the scene for local food in Preston. Our guest speakers will tell us about what climate change and the end of cheap oil means for food, how people in Darebin are faring with food security, and what the City of Darebin, and community groups, are doing about these issues.  Over lunch you can meet some of the groups in our area who are involved in exciting food-related projects before participating in an ‘Open Space’ session to explore the question: how will Preston feed itself over the next twenty years?

Please RSVP by the 9th of October – the website has registration details.

Saturday 23 October, Preston Shire Hall 10:30-4:00