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These three single-day workshops by Meld Studios will immerse you in human centred design, design thinking and service design.

Dr Cara Wrigley and Dr Karla Straker are design researchers who formed the Design Innovation research group at the University of Sydney. They research the value that design holds in business.

Bill McCorkell of Archiblox and Indi Hangan of Tiny Houses Australia discuss tiny and prefabricated homes and how they are revolutionizing home architecture and construction.

Murundaka Cohousing Community consists of 20 households in Heidelberg Heights, Victoria. The archi tour will be run by the Earth co-op.

Adj. Assoc. Prof. Luisa Bravo will give a public seminar 21 May to talk about City Space Architecture and public space.

Founded on the principles of collaboration and open debate, their next installment in the SERMO series will host a panel of expert speakers across a range of industries.

Daniel Gudsell, founder of Abode Wood Ltd will dicuss why wood modification is an increasingly popular technology.

This event will discuss the importance of airtightness now that it is mandated under the National Construction Code (NCC).

Experts will discuss the various procurement methods, what to watch out for and how to make the process a little less grueling.

The AIA will illustrate how architecture firms have adapted how they do business in the construction industry by applying diversification options, market research, and restructuring.

Hosted at Craft in Melbourne, Adam Markowitz, Bern Chandley, Bryan Cush, Damien Wright, Daniel Poole, and Laura McCusker showcase their work in an exhibition like no other. 

A conversation unpacking the philosophical meaning of craft through the lens of makers from our current exhibition, This is not Memphis.

Over two nights, FrancoCrea is opening their Melbourne showroom to provide the opportunity for design professionals to meet and view their furniture design collections up close.

Copyright and intellectual property can be a delicate and tricky issue in the creative industries, but for craftspeople there are object and production specific issues that are worth being aware of.

Kim Herforth Nielsen, Architect MAA/RIBA and Founder and Principal of 3XNa will present a Wilkinson Centenary Lecture.

Professor Mark Stevenson, epidemiologist and Professor of Urban Transport and Public Health, will discuss how the design of cities must meet ever so complex cultural and environmental challenges.

The Houses Awards are among Australia’s most sought-after accolades for residential work. Each year, entries provide a unique insight into contemporary residential design.

RMIT alumnist Erieta Attali will delve into her experience in architecture and landscape photography at the exclusive Periphery | Archaeology of Light lecture.

Join the Awards dinner, hosted by Libbi Gorr, presenting Australia’s best interior design projects.

The Forum this year ‘Shaping Society,’ extends beyond the 2017 focus on ‘liveability’ to explore how design contributes to social wellbeing and urban transformation.