October 25, 2018 - RMIT University - Call for expressions of interest: RMIT Design Hub 2020 Exhibition Program
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October 25, 2018
October 25, 2018

RMIT University

Image: Experimental Jetset – Superstructure, RMIT Design Hub 2018. Photo: Tobias Titz.

Call for expressions of interest: RMIT Design Hub 2020 Exhibition Program

Application deadline: December 10, 2018, 5pm

RMIT University
RMIT Design Hub, Project Rooms 1 + 2
Level 2, Building 100, RMIT University, Corner Victoria and Swanston Streets, Carlton
Melbourne Victoria 3065
Hours: Tuesday–Friday 10am–5pm,
Saturday 12–5pm


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Please submit applications via the online form.

RMIT Design Hub is now calling for Expressions of Interest (EOI) for the 2020 annual Exhibitions Program.

Design Hub encourages the public presentation of creative practice research at all phases of development. EOIs are accepted from researchers, practicing designers, organisations, curators and others engaged in creative practice research.

RMIT Design Hub is a progressive educational environment. It houses a community of architects, designers, curators and students for collaborative, interdisciplinary design research and education within a purpose-built, 10-storey building that also includes RMIT University's School of Architecture and Urban Design and the RMIT Design Archives.  

The Project Rooms at RMIT Design Hub exhibit creative practice research within architecture and design. Exhibitions at Design Hub visualise, perform and share research ideas with a public audience and make new research connections. 

Design Hub supports the presentation of experimental, innovative and original design research. Through a curated program of exhibitions, public programs, publications and collaboration, Design Hub fosters and leads a critical culture around design. The Design Hub program is also a platform from which to engage with students, the creative community, the general public, key industry and government stakeholders. All of our programs are free and open to everyone.

To apply, please review the application guidelines and complete the online Expression of Interest form here, which involves:
-An outline of your exhibition concept (up to 200 words)
-A description of the exhibition design and/or how the project will be displayed (up to 150 words)
-A (maximum) half page CV or bio for each participant in the exhibition
-Support material
-Preferred dates 
-A brief budget 

This EOI is part of a two-stage process. At this time, we are looking for concepts for ongoing collaborative development. All applications received will be initially discussed and reviewed by the Design Hub Program Advisory Network (DHPAN), which meets annually. Applicants selected for ongoing development will be notified eight weeks after the annual DHPAN meeting is concluded in January 2019. 

Applications that best demonstrate the following criteria will be considered for the Design Hub annual program:
-How the design research project will be translated into an exhibition
-Why Design Hub is an important context for the exhibition, and why an exhibition is an important context for the research
-Demonstrated relevance and capacity for the project to stimulate critical debate and engage audiences
-Viability (time and financial) and evidence of good planning
-Diversity of participants involved in the exhibition (disciplines, cultural background, gender, etc.)

All exhibition proposals accepted into the program undergo a process of development with the Design Hub curatorial team. Design Hub offers significant support across all phases of exhibition planning and execution and all Design Hub exhibitions are accompanied by a publication and public programs.

For more information about the EOI process please refer to the guidelines. It is also important that you discuss your project with the Design Hub Curators, Kate Rhodes and Nella Themelios before applying. We also highly recommend that you visit Design Hub before submitting a proposal and / or review past exhibitions via the archive on our website.  

Kate Rhodes, Design Hub Curator: kate.rhodes [​at​] rmit.edu.au
Nella Themelios, Design Hub Curator: nella.themelios [​at​] rmit.edu.au

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