Exhibition: Sharing Schools, Building Communities

In the e-book based on the exhibition, you can explore the continuum of school-community connections, celebrate and investigate success stories, and find inspiration and key information for new hub initiatives. Click on the cover image below to read or download it.

Below are videos of the expert discussions related to our exhibition.

Discussion topic: Why design matters for schools as community hubs
Chair: A/Prof. Ben Cleveland, Building Connections Lead Chief Investigator (University of Melbourne)
Speakers: Rahat Arain (Al Siraat College); Sandy Law (Law Architects); Simon LeNepveu (CHC Architects); Andrew Lilleyman (ARM Architecture)
Recorded on 21 July 2022 at the Melbourne School of Design.

Discussion topic: Why hubs matter for communities
Chair: A/Prof. Ian McShane, Building Connections Chief Investigator (RMIT University)
Speakers: Dr Tara Fritchitthavong (Maribyrnong City Council); Ruth Hamilton (City of Greater Geelong); Caroline Menassa (St Dominic's Catholic Primary School Hub, Broadmeadows); Laurence Robinson (Brand Architects)
Recorded on 4 August 2022 at the Melbourne School of Design.

Discussion topic: Why hubs matter for schools
Chair: Prof. Janet Clinton, Building Connections Chief Investigator (University of Melbourne)
Speakers: Debra Gibson (Doveton College); Justine Mackey (Victorian Academy of Teaching and Leadership); Lachlan Yeates (Cranbourne Primary School)
Recorded on 18 August 2022 at the Melbourne School of Design.

Discussion topic: Designing hubs with communities
Chair: A/Prof. Ben Cleveland, Building Connections Lead Chief Investigator (University of Melbourne)
Speakers: Dr Deborah McKoy (University of California Berkeley); A/Prof. Ian McShane, Building Connections Chief Investigator (RMIT University)
Recorded on 25 August 2022 at the Melbourne School of Design.

We appreciate the generous support of the following businesses who provided furnishings, equipment and sound for our exhibition.