Moreland Civic Lab Callout for members


Overview of Civic Lab


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 members – academics, architects, graphic designers, local government officers, theatre makers, urban plannersand 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 new members to join the existing team in an ongoing capacity.


Suitability and selection


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. 

As opposed to a criteria, the Lab will work towards a cohesive working group with a broad range of skills represented in the group. 


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

Expression of Interest

Name *
Interest in Lab *
Interest in Lab
interested in place-based/design project
interested in community engagement/consultation
interested in collaboration with MCC
interested in participation in Lab team