RMIT and MIFF (Melbourne International Film Festival) are offering RMIT students a free ticket to see a film at the beautiful and newly restored and re-opened Capitol Theater. Check your emails for the code to fill in at purchase. MIFF website here. Don’t miss out!!




The invitation to Country asks us to consider unlearning ourselves, unpicking what we know and why we know it, what we don’t know and why we don’t know it. These are questions for all of us living and working in and on urban Country. How can we as design practitioners speak of ourselves as a field of practice and scholarship that is all about space and place, all about people-place relationships and futures if we haven’t done the basic work of coming to terms with where and who we are? We must begin to acknowledge and recognise the work needed to come into a meaningful, right relationship with the invitation of Indigenous sovereignties through and on Country.

Professor Libby Porter is the RMIT Vice Chancellor’s Principal Research Fellow. Her research is about how urban development causes dispossession and displacement and what we should do about it. Her work has looked at these questions in a number of different ways including: Indigenous rights in urban planning and natural resource management; cities and diversity; gentrification and displacement; the impact of mega-events on cities; sustainability and urban governance. Urban Australia is always already Country and this matters for all of our sustainable urban futures.

Date: Friday 9 August, 2019

Time: 6:00pm

Location: RMIT Design Hub

Level 3 Lecture Theatre Book here


Monday 18 - Sunday 24 March 2019

Future Interior is an exhibition-experiment of design research happening in the discipline of interior design at RMIT University held in a heritage-listed building in the midst of a rapidly transforming urban landscape. This location offers a space to pause and consider the dynamics of the past, present and future implicated in design research happening in the discipline of interior design. Individual research trajectories collected and arranged as an exhibition also creates a platform to converse across practices in relation to collective concerns and tease out how ideas of the future are currently implicate in interior design and research; and invite experimentation with how one might think and do otherwise.

Future Interior is part of Melbourne Design Week

185 Ferrars St Southbank

Free entry. Booking is not required.

Image: Sarah Jamieson

Image: Sarah Jamieson




Presented by RMIT Interior Design with Crucible Press

Thursday 21 March

6pm – 8pm

185 Ferrars Street Southbank

A symposium to launch the publication Interior Futures. Published by Crucible Press, Interior Futures is a compendium of ‘outsider, avant-garde and even renegade perspectives on the future of the interior from both inside and outside the field’. Edited by Graeme Brooker, Harriet Harriss and Kevin Walker (Royal College of Art, London), contributions were invited from around the globe. At Interior Futures five Australian-based authors – Suzie Attiwill, Charity Edwards, Evelyn Kwok, Naomi Stead and Mark Taylor – share their individual provocations and set the scene for a lively discussion and debate on the future of interiors.

Free entry. Booking is not required.

Image: Ed Hollis.

Image: Ed Hollis.



200+ talks, exhibitions, tours and workshops explore how design can shape the future


14 - 24 MARCH 2019

here for details

SO–IL x Meissen installation detail at Kunsthal KAdE, Amersfoort, The Netherlands Image courtesy SO-IL © SO IL

SO–IL x Meissen installation detail at Kunsthal KAdE, Amersfoort, The Netherlands Image courtesy SO-IL © SO IL



SEMESTER 1, 2019

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Future Interior

A daily round table conversation - all welcome.

Join us as participants in the future interior exhibition discuss their research

Monday 18 March, 4-6pm
Phoebe Whitman, Nick Rebstadt, Suzie Attiwill, Phip Murray, Hannah Moriarty, Kate Geck

Tuesday 19 March, 4-6pm
Andy Miller, James Carey, Elizabeth Lambrou, Anthony Fryatt, Roger Kemp, Ying-Lan Dann

Wednesday 20 March, 4-6pm
Olivia Hamilton, Sarah Jamieson, Sue Fenton, Millie Cattlin, Charles O’Loughlin

185 Ferrars St, Southbank

Booking not required

Part of Melbourne Design Week 2019, an initiative of the Victorian Government in collaboration with the NGV.