Free, Bookings Required


Sat 19 Mar
12:00 pm – 8:00 pm


The Capitol — RMIT University
The Capitol, 113 Swanston St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia


Wheelchair Access

A speculative visualisation of Melbourne’s future urban ecology

Making Future Landscapes Now Past Event

Presented by RMIT Landscape Architecture

RMIT’s Landscape Architecture perceives landscapeas an ever-evolving network of environmental and cultural forces. Following more than 11,500 years of relative environmental stability, the global ecosystem faces unprecedented challenges. The catastrophic impacts of human-induced climate change, colonisation, persistent social, economic and environmental inequalities, together with uncontrolled urban sprawl necessitate changes in what and how we design. Driven by this urgency, Making Future Landscapes Nowpromotes a necessary dialogue between academics, designers, students and interested thinkers to interrogate the nature of current and future landscapes – and the tools, techniques and technologies that we utilise to engage them.

The day  showcases current design research emerging from RMIT Landscape Architecture staff, students and alumni. Organised around three themes – Instrumental Technologies, Embodied Experience, and Shared Cultures and Reconciliation - creative works and participatory events will explore and expose alternate practical and philosophical approaches for encountering, designing and shaping our future world.