Art into the World speaks to the dynamic contributions that our artists, art historians and curatorial practitioners make to public life. It reflects the international scope of our research networks, our engagement with complex social issues and the global impact of our practice.
MADA’s commitment to bettering the human condition drives the research agenda of its Design for Healthy Living research theme. Through a culture of co-creation and collaboration, the theme interrogates the modes by which design practice and thinking can intersect with other disciplines and industry partners to address issues pertinent to human health, be they experiences, spaces, medical devices, modes of communication or ways of thinking.
The impact of population growth, resource limitations and shifting urban economies demands new and innovative approaches for achieving liveable, sustainable and productive urban environments. The combination of these pressures present an unprecedented challenge for the design and operation of cities. Transitioning Cities focuses on the intersection of these complex issues and explores how design thinking and processes can advance conventional urban practices.
Creating 20-minute resilient neighbourhoods and building community connectedness in Melbourne’s outersuburban growth areas.
Analysing how evaluation and learning from public housing urban renewal informs current policy and delivery.
Exploring how urban development can achieve water sensitive outcomes through planning at a range of scales.
How architectural drawings emerged as aesthetic objects, promoted by a network of galleries, collectors, and institutions, and how this changed the understanding of architecture.
Investigating how visual images have defined, contested and advanced ideas of Australian citizenship and rights from European settlement to the present.
Deferring to more lights and brighter cities does not create safer spaces for women and girls. Lighting design is vital for gender-sensitive cities.
Uncovering how the safety of women and girls is challenged in public transport spaces.
New methods and techniques for the analysis of historical landscapes.
Improving sanitation, mitigating flooding, and improving dwelling and open space provision for informal settlements.
A new book providing the first comprehensive account, and theorization, of oral history as a method in architectural research.