APPLICATIONS HAVE NOW CLOSED.
SHORTLISTED TEAMS HAVE BEEN NOTIFIED.
What does it mean to be a city that includes everyone, not just those most able? How can we codesign spaces of the city for and with those who live here whose experiences are different than the majority? What types of sensorial experiences should be emphasised? How can we be innovative within Melbourne’s current landscape?
The City of Melbourne and RMIT are collaborating on a design challenge about how we might codesign for inclusivity. What does an inclusive city feel like? Where are the gaps? What does it feel like, smell like, sound like? Is it different for children? Older adults? How do we codesign a city for neurodiversity? Or cultural and linguistic diversity? And how does this codesign reflect the unique experience of Melbourne?
We are seeking EOIs around this interdisciplinary provocation. It could be an idea for a sound park. Or create reflective spaces. Or a redesign of traffic lights. It could be speculative. It could be practical.
We are calling for interdisciplinary teams including academics/students and industry to rise to the challenge. At least one member of each team must be either a student, alumni or staff of RMIT. For stage one, we are asking teams to submit an Expression of Interest.
A short list of finalists will be chosen. If selected, each team will be remunerated $2,000 and asked to develop a plan for implementation.
The following is a summary of the Challenge process:
Below are the important dates for the Challenge:
- midnight, Sunday 8 September 2019: Initial Entries close.
- Monday 23 September 2019: Notification of Shortlisted teams.
- 5pm, Friday 8 November 2019: Final Entries close.
- Friday 21 February 2020: Winning entry notified.
If you are interested in participating, please download and read the full Challenge Terms & Conditions:
Once you have read the Challenge brief and Terms & Conditions, if you have any questions, please send us an email