Watch the watcher

Learn how surveillance is used in our public spaces on this walking tour.

As our world and cities become more digitally dependent, how can citizens take an active role in shaping the kind of ‘smart city’ they want to live in?

In this tour, Melburnians are encouraged to head out and explore the city to discover how and where surveillance is used in our public spaces. During the week, a digital map and supporting commentary will guide you as you learn how our city spaces are interconnected, and the impact this use of technology could have on our rights and freedoms.

Guided tours, assisted by DRW volunteers, are available to book on Saturday and Sunday, at the below times, beginning from the Bourke Street Mall cube.

Sat 1 May:

  • 1011am
  • 121pm
  • 23pm
  • 45pm

Sunday 2 May:

  • 11am 12pm
  • 12pm

This event is part of Prototype City, a collection of experiences, tours and exhibitions that showcase innovations that will shape our future city. The guided tours are booked out, but you can still do a self-guided tour at the link on this page.

Mon 26 April to Sun 2 May, various times

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  • Physical distance rating 75%
  • All knowledge levels welcome
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