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March 2019

Gendered design – with Monash University XYX Lab

March 21 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Makers Hub, 132 Little Malop Street
Geelong, 3220

Key note delivered by Monash University XYX Lab’s Associate Professor Nicole Kalms followed by facilitated discussion with Dr Fiona Gray (Civic Collective), local partners and researchers from Monash University XYX Lab. XYX Lab is a team of experienced design researchers exploring gender-sensitive design practices and theory. The City of Greater Geelong will provide access to data related to experiences of safety in public spaces from a gendered perspective in and around the Geelong CBD. Light lunch included. This event is part…

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Centrepoint Arcade and the Architecture of Inclusion

March 22 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Makers Hub, 132 Little Malop Street
Geelong, 3220

This talk will explore the architecture of Centrepoint Arcade with a particular focus on how the design of the space supports pro-social behaviour. The Arcade and the adjoining public space of the Little Malop Street Mall have been hotspots for crime and anti-social behaviour for decades with the built form of these spaces consisting of neglected facades, inactive edges and poorly designed furnishings and lighting. However positive change is occurring in the Arcade with the re-activation of shopfronts through art…

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Space, Gender & Safety – Creative Collabs Workshop

March 23 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Makers Hub, 132 Little Malop Street
Geelong, 3220

Workshop to explore the ideas from Monash University XYX Lab and ‘Architecture of Inclusion' sessions. Creators and makers are invited to participate in a workshop to explore their responses to Centrepoint Arcade’s design and effect on behaviours. Bookings essential. Get your ticket here. Free to attend. This event is part of Melbourne Design Week 2019 organised by NGV in collaboration with Creative Victoria.

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