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Is Arden-Macaulay Melbourne’s next newest neighbourhood?

A few minutes from the CBD of Melbourne lies 144 hectares of underused land. It’s centrally located and easily accessed. So why do so few people live or work there?

The 'wicked problem' of hospital handwashing

It sounds like a simple task: how do you make sure that health care workers in hospitals wash their hands?

Handwashing has been identified as the single-most important action in preventing the spread of hospital-acquired (and antibiotic-resistant) infections such as golden staph. The World Health Organisation estimates that these infections contribute to 80,000 deaths each year. The issue is pressing – but despite their training and good intentions, hospital staff don’t always follow handwashing protocols.

MADA graduates win with The Design Kids

Four MADA graduates are amongst the just-announced winners at The Design Kids 2017 TDK Awards.

MADA’s Daniel von Sturmer wins prominent Melbourne Prize for Urban Sculpture

MADA Senior Lecturer, Daniel von Sturmer, is this year’s winner of the coveted Melbourne Prize for Urban Sculpture, including the $60,000 prize which he collected at a gala event at Federation Square on 15 November.

Architects and Agency in the 21st Century

In a viscerally changed political universe, architects consider their own agency and how they can act with relevant, effective strategies.

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Image (Why study at MADA?): Tegan Bell, 2009-2016 (installation view), 2016

Image (Postgraduate): Samantha Barry, Sean Malikides, Din Hearth, and MADA students, THRIVE, 2016

Image (Research): Peter Wang, An Autonomous Driverless Public Transport

Image (Student work): Rosina Prestia, I Adjust to Orange (detail), 2016