The Exchange: In Retrospect

21 Jan 2019 - 11 Feb 2019
The Exchange: In Retrospect, was a design exhibition showcasing a selection of projects developed at The Exchange at Knowledge Market. Presented as a series of prints, the exhibition explored concepts of environmental and social sustainability through the lens of architecture, landscape architecture, interior design, product design, service design, fashion design and design ethnography.

City of Children

26 Nov 2018 - 06 Dec 2018
The City of Children was a collaborative project between The Exchange at Knowledge Market and Gowrie Victoria Docklands. Following a series of walking excursions and making sessions, the children of Gowrie Victoria Docklands created work exploring themes such as waste, transport, waterways and the history of Melbourne. Photographs, drawings and sculpture come together in a large-scale art installation at Knowledge Market, uncovering children's valuable perspective of urban environments and the communities that exist within them.

nex{t} exhibition

Friday 02 November 2018
nex{t} was an exhibition showcasing work developed by students of RMIT University Master of Design Innovation and Technology program. Project themes included: energy efficient 'smart' building facades; biotech solutions to improve indoor air quality; augmented reality interfaces for driver awareness; virtual reality tools to alleviate anxiety and telepresence devices for enhanced international communication.

One Cup at a Time

25 September 2018
One Cup at a Time was a studio exhibition showcasing design proposals for a sustainable cafe culture by RMIT Master of Design Innovation and Technology students. It shared how the students tackled issues around packaging, food waste and community engagement.

Urban Flâneur: Fashion Reimagines the City

04 Sep 2018 - 17 Sep 2018
Urban Flâneur: Fashion Reimagines the City was an exhibition of site-responsive fashion design that highlighted relationships between fashion and flâneurie in urban memory and imagination; by walking the city and studying its inhabitants, the designers celebrated the vibrancy and flux of this area and its community. The exhibition documented a live fashion event that responded to the culture and environment of Victoria Harbour.

How the weather feels

31 Jul 2018
Tapping into our collective weather watching obsession, Light House: 888 Collins Street was the first work to respond to the weather in real-time. Featuring towering lines of LED lights that cleverly sync to create a luminous façade, responding to rainfall, cloud-cover, wind speed and temperature.

nex{t} exhibition

22 June 2018
The nex{t} exhibition featured projects that addressed issues spanning from sustainable packaging and food waste solutions, systems that mediate acoustic and air conditioning issues in open plan offices, interactive and responsive environments and the complex time-based programming of shared public space.

Urban Flâneur: Fashion and the City

21 May 2018
Urban Flâneur: Fashion and The City was a one night-only event by RMIT University Bachelor of Fashion (Design) (Honours) 3rd year students, presenting garments inspired by Victoria Harbour. In this collaborative event, students presented their site-specific garments on models moving through and around the Knowledge Market space, accompanied by specially created soundscapes by RMIT Digital Media students.

Sensor[ed] exhibition

10 May 2018 - 08 Jun 2018
Developed by RMIT Master of Landscape Architecture and Master of Design Innovation and Technology students, Sensor[ed] showcased a wide range of design proposals for digital infrastructures in Melbourne, from large urban scale infrastructure to smaller personal interactive devices. Cities around the world are building digital infrastructures to measure the urban landscape through sensors. Pedestrian count, air quality, light and sound levels are just a few examples of this sensor-collected data.

Inner Worlds: Public Artwork Exhibition

20 Mar - 04 May 2018
Created by RMIT Interior Design and Landscape Architecture students, this site-specific public artwork was inspired by the interior architecture of seven Victoria Harbour buildings. The research behind the artwork involved students observing people in their day-to-day life, and interviewing them about the experience of living, working in and visiting buildings in Victoria Harbour.

Inner Worlds: Forum and Public Artwork Launch

20 March 2018
Inner Worlds explored the interior spaces of some of Victoria Harbour’s commercial, community and residential buildings. The forum featured presentations by the buildings’ designers and representatives, who shared an insight into the design methodologies undertaken as part of these iconic spaces. They were joined by RMIT University academics in the fields of landscape architecture, design and ethnography and discussed the design intentions and lived outcomes of this new architectural idiom.

A Smart City Approach for Melbourne

13 Mar 2018
This public lecture discussed how the City of Melbourne’s Smart City Approach connects people, place and technology for the benefit of all. Representatives from the City of Melbourne explained how the Smart City Office works to enable a data culture, foresee and understand disruptive change, use participative design and problem solving and facilitates knowledge sharing.


02 Feb 2018 - 28 Feb 2018
Zero was a month-long exhibition that brought together projects by RMIT Landscape Architecture, Interior Design and Design Innovation and Technology students envisioning the potential for zero carbon futures in high density urban environments. Ranging from large-scale urban infrastructure to small personal devices, each project used the urban environment of Victoria Harbour as its focus.

Home Truths Portrait Exhibition

08 Dec 2017 - 26 Jan 2018
The Home Truths Portrait Exhibition followed The Exchange portrait workshop, where residents and workers of Victoria Harbour were invited to express what ‘home’ means to them. Participants’ portraits were captured by award winning photographer Nicholas Walton-Healey, while The Exchange research team gathered diverse impressions of what home and belonging mean in Victoria Harbour.

Home Truths Portrait Workshop

01 Dec 2017 - 02 Dec 2017
Home Truths, a community-based workshop with documentary photographer Nicholas Walton-Healey was an opportunity for Victoria Harbour locals to express what home means to them. The exhibition team took a tour of the precinct, capturing a portrait of Victoria Harbour through conversations and photographs of local workers and residents. Selected portraits were exhibited in The Exchange gallery space at Knowledge Market.

Kite Making Workshop and Parade

26 Nov 2017
The Exchange at Knowledge Market joined in the fun of Docklands Sunday Streets for a kite making workshop and parade. Visitors got creative at the kite making stand and later joined a community parade featuring kites and other colourful creations. During this process,researchers spoke with kite makers about the environment in the Docklands.

nex{t} exhibition

22 June 2018
The nex{t} exhibition featured projects that addressed issues spanning from sustainable packaging and food waste solutions, systems that mediate acoustic and air conditioning issues in open plan offices, interactive and responsive environments and the complex time-based programming of shared public space.

The Exchange Official Launch

25 Oct 2017
This marked the official launch of The Exchange at Knowledge Market, a 12 month partnership between Lendlease and RMIT University. The official launch opened the space to the public and showcased student work from the RMIT Landscape Architecture research studio, Phase Change 2.0.

Phase Change 2.0

25 Oct 2017 - 03 Nov 2017
The Phase Change 2.0 exhibition presented work developed as part of the interdisciplinary design research studio within the RMIT Landscape Architecture Program in the School of Architecture and Design, RMIT University. Rethinking food, waste, water, ecological and social systems, the exhibited work explored propositions for the design of resilient high density urban environments in a zero carbon world.

Urban Systems

20 Oct 2017 - 23 Oct 2017
The Urban Systems exhibition featured work generated in the suite of design studios offered by the RMIT Master of Design Innovation and Technology program. Some ideas presented in the exhibition were ethical and sustainable food production and consumption, the connection between personal digital data and its expression in the public sphere, the role that sonic environments play in the urban context and future potentials of artificial intelligence and machine learning.

Datascapes: Short Film Night

12 Oct 2017 5.30pm - 7.30pm
The Digital Futures team at Aurecon ran the Datascapes seminar, assisting students to map Victoria Harbour to better understand climate conditions within the precinct. In their final short films, students exhibited unique approaches in the collection, analysis and visualisation of micro-climate data.

Can going to work make you healthier?

03 Oct 2017 6.00pm - 7.30pm
In this presentation, Aurecon’s Global Sustainable Buildings Leader, introduced the new WELL Building Standard, an evidence-based system for measuring, certifying and monitoring the performance of building features that impact health and well-being. A WELL rating can help create a built environment that improves the nutrition, fitness, mood, sleep patterns and performance of its occupants.