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Event – FUTURELAB – Future Canvas Inc, Future Melbourne & The City of Melbourne – Saturday 17 May

Posted in Events, Visions by Ferne Edwards on May 13th, 2008


Future Canvas Inc., Future Melbourne and the City of Melbourne are proud to present Futurelab, a FREE two-day workshop to be held on 17 and 18 May 2008 at Digital Harbour, Docklands. Designed to stimulate creativity and social entrepreneurship among a new generation of Melburnians, Futurelabs objective is to create and organise community projects that will make Melbourne a more sustainable and innovative city in which to live.

Futurelab is designed to spark youth-driven creative community projects to tackle the city’s social and environmental problems. Through creating small, tangible projects, participants will work towards building communities that are healthy and are in balance with their environment.

Day 1 Creativity:
The first day involves extensive tours through the city (our canvas) where participants are encouraged to observe everyday life and processes around them and become aware of specific issues, with the view to generate solutions and new visions of interaction – both between people, and their environments.

Day 2 Innovation:
The second day involves a consolidation of the ideas generated on day one; through discussions and interactions with experts in a variety of fields participants will focus and develop a few key ideas into projects with social and environmental benefits. They will leave with ownership of, and inspiration from, these projects. A number of events have been planned post Lab to encourage and support the implementation of these projects.

Also.. we will also be making community waste sculptures, listening to local dj Dave Cull … mixing his vinyl collection & listening to an amazing array of social entrepreneurs share their expertise with us.

and…Lord Mayor John So is also expected to make an appearance on the second day to hear about the amazing project ideas you develop to make the city a better “place to be” (have to live up to the number plate slogan).

How to register
Register online at:
Registration closes Monday 12th May – be quick places are limited!
Participation is free.

Queries and more info:
Cathryn Kriewaldt
Senior Tutor
School of Global Studies, Social Science and Planning
RMIT University
GPO Box 2476V, Melbourne 3001
Room 48.4.12
t: +61 3 9925 8261

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