What’s your solution to Melbourne’s coffee cup conundrum? Let’s fix our coffee fix. War On Waste showed us that a tram-full of disposable coffee cups are binned every 30 seconds – that’s 50,000 additions to landfill.
Forget memory lane – how about a walk down future street?
With a rapidly changing climate and a rising population, the street of the future is going to look very different. Take the future for a test run in the heart of the Melbourne Innovation District with a working prototype of a future street. Share the street with a drone, try out water-sensitive pavement, trial the latest innovations in manufacturing and learn about cycle-friendly streets. Experience the first of many prototyping spaces within the Melbourne Innovation District as we test and learn in the public realm.
Prototype Street is open from 10am to 5pm Monday 7 to Sunday 13 May.
DAILY – Monday 7 May to Friday 11 May
Come and use our free bike fix and maintenance station from 8am to 10am and 4pm to 6pm every day.
From 10am to 5pm every day you can pop in and visit our Transport Strategy team to have your say on the future of transport in the City of Melbourne, visit our data and technology exhibition, watch the RMIT Industrial Design studio at work or use our co-working space.
WEEKEND EVENTS – Saturday 12 May and Sunday 13 May
Learn how to fix your own fixie at our free DIY bike servicing workshop Saturday and Sunday from 12pm to 2pm. You can also catch one of our drone demonstrations from 11am to 12pm and 1pm to 2pm.
From 10am to 5pm you can pop in and visit our Transport Strategy team to have your say on the future of transport in the City of Melbourne, visit our data and technology exhibition, watch the RMIT Industrial Design studio at work or use our co-working space.
Data & technology exhibition
Stand up and be counted by a sensor, learn about how the City of Melbourne is tackling climate change through water-sensitive urban design and brush up on your Cardigan Street knowledge with our Census of Land Use and Employment. Plus learn about the technology tracking traffic disruption in our city and watch a 3D printer at work.
City of Melbourne Transport Strategy feedback pop-up
We want to hear about how you move around Melbourne today and your aspirations for the future, so we are popping up to discuss the Transport Strategy refresh. We’ll be talking tech and transport and the future of the way we move around Melbourne. Drop in to join the debate and have your say on the future of Melbourne’s transport system.
Drone demonstration by RMIT Unmanned Aerial Systems Research Team
Is it a bird, is it a plane? Come down and watch our Unmanned Aerial Systems expert fly a micro-drone, check out the wingspan on the octocopter and learn everything you need to know about the machines that will soon share our streets and skies.
Design With/Without/Out Waste Outreach Program by RMIT Industrial Design supported by Metropolitan Waste and Resource Recovery Group
The Design with/without/out Waste Outreach Platform (DWOP) aims to establish a collaborative platform for design and waste recovery industries to build new demand for recovered waste commodities through design propositions. By engaging design students and academics in activities that look to less un-sustainable waste systems and practices DWOP will provide design expertise to organizations that seek to integrate recovered waste streams as key materials for the local manufacture of new products. Building on RMIT’s research track record on design for sustainability, and linking to the Melbourne Innovation District, the project seeks to develop a novel waste recovery-to-production innovation model by combining design consultancy, research for industry, and design education projects. The MKW Prototype Street provides the first test site for the DWOP initiative, where a combination of student activities and exhibitions, and co-design sessions to scope the development of the Design with/without/out Waste Outreach Platform will take place throughout the week.