Melbourne Knowledge Week (MKW) showcases the creativity and diversity of Melbourne’s knowledge sectors and the important contribution they make to our economy, culture and vitality. It also aims to support the many people and organisations that lie at the heart of this city’s dynamic knowledge economy.
In 2014, it runs from Monday 27th October to Sunday 2nd November. It’s about making knowledge accessible and fun and encouraging public debate about what it means to be a knowledge city.
The program is available here http://www.thatsmelbourne.com.au/Whatson/knowledgeweek/Pages/knowledgeweek.aspx
Melbourne Architecture Annual (MA|A) is a week-long festival that engages with the public to create an open discussion about architecture, city building and sustainable communities. MA|A features a diverse program of events based around Federation Square and inner Melbourne that explores your city, your home and your architecture.
Organised by the Australian Institute of Architects Victorian Chapter, MA|A aims to raise awareness of the effects the built environment has on our lives and society, and encourage public discussion about architecture. This year, MA|A coincides with MKW and BiomimicrySwarm Australia has several events that will be included in the program of both these initiatives.
Our 3 events are themed around the Essential Elements of Biomimicry, which are:
- Ethos – Panel discussion on how Melbourne can learn from nature – http://tinyurl.com/k4kj6j2
- Emulation – Workshop hosted by DesignInc applying biomimicry thinking to design challenges faced by Melbourne http://tinyurl.com/k4kj6j2
- Reconnection – Nature walk paralleling the evolution of life http://tinyurl.com/o4q5fqm