Come and play with Bloom at the Design Hub!

Internationally renowned architect Alisa Andrasek’s interactive installation Bloom will be on show at RMIT University Design Hub from 28 August to 11 October, in conjunction with The Future Is Here – an exhibition from London’s Design Museum.

Bloom – an urban toy, distributed social game and collective ‘gardening’ experience – was first installed in London as part of the capital’s city-wide celebration during the 2012 Olympics and Paralympics. Bloom seeks to engage people to construct its organic, blooming formations, so come along to the Design Hub and play!

The collective act of coming to one place and building something becomes a shared memory for each person attending. The energy for Bloom construction is sourced from interactions – only by playing and discovering does the actual ‘design’ emerge. The final piece is a collective act of imagination, search and play.

Andrasek will be a special guest of RMIT University Design Hub, in partnership with the University’s School of Architecture and Design.

Bloom is designed and developed by Alisa Andrasek and Jose Sanchez from The Bartlett School of Architecture at UCL.

The Future Is Here exhibition will include additional local design research projects that demonstrate the importance of speculation and prototyping to innovation and design.

The exhibition will be accompanied by a full program of associated talks and workshops, including an opportunity for local Melbourne design firms to come and play with Bloom.

Events include:

Free lecture by Alisa Andrasek with Q and A session

Friday 29 August, 6-8pm

Multi-purpose Room, Level 1, Design Hub, Building 100, RMIT University,

Corner of Victoria and Swanston Streets, Carlton

The Future Is Here creative team:

Design Museum Curator: Alex Newson

RMIT Design Hub Curators: Kate Rhodes, Fleur Watson

Exhibition Design: Studio Roland Snooks

Exhibition Graphics: Stuart Geddes and Brad Haylock.

The Future Is Here is a touring exhibition created by the Design Museum, London – London’s museum of international contemporary design.

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