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New Agency: Owning Your Future | Opening Celebration


Please join us to celebrate the opening of New Agency: Owning Your Future

Opening Celebration »
Tuesday 28 August 2018, 6 – 8PM
RMIT Design Hub
Project Rooms 1 & 2, Level 2
Free, all are welcome

Opening remarks by Jane Holt, Executive Director, Research Office, RMIT University and Professor Alan Pert, Director, Melbourne School of Design and Steering Committee member, Hallmark Ageing Research Initiative (HARI), The University of Melbourne.

New Agency: Owning Your Future by Sibling Architecture investigates the future of dwelling through the lens of Australia’s ageing population.

Over four weeks, New Agency transforms Design Hub into a live research platform; gathering data, public conversations, design speculation and feedback about what constitutes home ownership during the later stages of life.

As the retirement of Australians relies upon the asset of the family home (with superannuation), and as home ownership is becoming an impossibility for a huge swathe of younger Australians, how does this influence future models of living for the elderly, including financing aged care, retirement and intergenerational wealth? What can we learn from upwardly mobile grey nomads, multi-generational living or enclaves of like-minded people? A dataset of trends, interviews and a troika of interactive activity chambers – for reading, listening and talking – provoke thinking around these topical questions. 

Curated and designed by Sibling Architecture
Graphic design by Lloyd-Mst

New Agency is open Wednesday 29 August – Saturday 22 September

Read more about New Agency

Research by Sibling Architecture for this exhibition is supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria’s Creators Fund.