This research theme 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.
Banner artwork: Peta Clancy and Helen Pynor, The Body is a Big Place (2011) Video production still Installation