Our climate commitment
Monash Art, Design and Architecture (MADA) is committed to making a fundamental and critical contribution to an ethical, equitable, healthy, biodiverse, fair and prosperous future for life on our planet.
We believe that climate aware creative and critical practice contributes to improved planetary health. Framed by Indigenous Ways of Knowing and the UN Sustainable Development Goals, we aim to transform our ways of working and address the climate crisis through cross-disciplinary research and education.
Our Climate Action Taskforce was formed in 2020 and has developed action plans and priorities across the 4 key portfolios of research, education, operations and engagement, with ongoing implementation across each area.
At MADA, we work to imagine and articulate alternative futures and through transdisciplinary research partnerships, collect the most pertinent evidence, technology, behaviours and policy frameworks to help coalesce pathways for transition.
In order to support new, high quality and impactful research in this area, we are pleased to offer funding for one PhD stipend commencing 2022, as well as Climate Action Research Project seed funding designed to incentivise climate focused research across the Faculty.
In our premiere issue of R:ADAR - Review: Art, Design and Architecture Research we explore how a number of researchers are confronting our climate emergency. Download the PDF.
Through our climate-related research, we are addressing the climate crisis and driving meaningful change in the areas of decarbonisation, adaptation, transition and re-imagination. Working with diverse communities and cultures, and across constructed and ecological environments, our research helps to propel us all towards greater sustainability, understanding and equity.
Creating 20-minute resilient neighbourhoods and building community connectedness in Melbourne’s outersuburban growth areas.
Helping cities and urban regions reach net zero emissions by taking the precinct as an optimal scale for urban transition.
Engaging users of Net Zero Precincts to have a say on the privacy of their data.
Improving sanitation, mitigating flooding, and improving dwelling and open space provision for informal settlements.
Exploring how urban development can achieve water sensitive outcomes through planning at a range of scales.