Moreland Civic Lab Callout for members
The Moreland Civic Lab was developed in 2016 as an innovation emerging from the activation of Siteworks in Brunswick. It was launched in July 2017 and involves a diverse, multidisciplinary team of professionals working on issues of public importance in a progressive and experimental manner.
The current membership of the Lab consists of 12 academics, local government officers, urban planners, architects, graphic designers, theatre workers, and visual artists. Having developed beta-phase projects on Affordable Housing and Community Mapping, the Lab will collaborate with Moreland City Council on a series of ‘City Challenges’ as group devised projects. These projects will involve a series of regular Lab meetings, applied research, community engagement activities, and the facilitation of design studios.
The Moreland Civic Lab is seeking to expand the membership of the group and invites expressions of interest in joining the group. The Lab is seeking 12 design professionals, creative practitioners, post graduate students and researchers to join the existing team in an ongoing capacity.
We are particularly seeking people with skills in the following areas:
Architecture & Design, Urban Planning, Arts and Culture, Community development/community engagement, Education and training, Pedagogical research, Transport and Infrastructure, Law, Economics, Mathematics, GIS data analysis, Social planning, Marketing, Media & Communications, Sustainability & Environment.
Diversity of background, skills and areas of interest in the membership feeds the intersectional, multidisciplinary character of the Lab and is critical to its success.
Provisions for members
Membership of the Lab is on a voluntary basis.
Benefits of membership include:
- Provision of rent-free shared office space as an individual workplace
- Participation in a multi-disciplinary exchange of knowledge and ideas
- Opportunity to collaborate with Moreland City Council on local government ’challenges’
- Opportunity to engage with diverse Moreland communities and
- Involvement in the dynamic Siteworks space and programs
As opposed to a criteria, the Lab will work towards a cohesive working group with a broad range of skills represented in the group.