The Capitol acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. We respectfully acknowledge their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. We also acknowledge the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.
Presented as part of Melbourne Design Week 2021

Playing Ground

To design landscapes we need to imagine changes across scales and across time.

This exhibition invites people of all ages to imagine these changes by playing with a model landscape comprised of sand and an augmented reality display. 

As participants sculpt the sand, and the landform it represents, the visualisation reveals how water would flow and plants would grow across the hypothetical landscape. A number of prompts are provided that ask participants to experiment with the relationships between topography, ecology, hydrology, and sustainability. 

This event runs on a drop-in basis during the listed timeslots and participants are welcome to stay for as long, or as short, as their interest.

Presented by The Capitol and RMIT University School of Architecture & Urban Design as part of Melbourne Design Week 2021, an initiative of the Victorian Government in collaboration with the NGV.