POLIMI-DC3: Designing the future space of cultural institutions

Supervisors: Associate Prof. Suzie Attiwill (RMIT) and  Prof. Luisa Collina (POLIMI)

Project 1: Cultural institutions & the digital

There have been significant changes in contemporary design practice including shifts from material to digital artefacts, new modes of designing with data, and the emergence of digital universes such as Metaverse. What is the impact of these on the future of the cultural institution, its exhibition environment and visitor experience? How critical are physical spaces and material encounters? What is the potential of XR and AI in relation to the future space of cultural institutions?

Project 2: Cultural institutions & social innovation

Addressing one of the contemporary roles of cultural institutions as promoters – through culture, art and creativity – of forms and processes of social innovation. How can cultural institutions engage citizens, communities, institutions, and associations in promoting social innovation? How can they expand their audience? How can they attract new generations and new visitors? How can they engage with them in an ongoing conversation? 

Project 3: Cultural institutions & sustainability

Due to the short life of exhibitions, events and performances and the difficulty in finding low environmental impact solutions, temporary events seem to be at odds with an agenda of environmental sustainability. How can temporary events – which make such a significant contribution to the vitality of cultural institutions – move towards more sustainable solutions, formats, and practices? How can design, service design, digital technologies, new materials and processes shape this transformation? 

 

Reference

POLIMI-DC3

Research Areas

Architecture and Design, Tangible and intangible cultural heritage

Research Host

Politecnico di Milano (POLIMI) and RMIT University

PhD awarding institution/s

Politecnico di Milano (POLIMI) and RMIT University

Location

Italy

Status

Closed Position

RMIT University

Other Positions

Supervisors

Dr. Malte Wagenfeld and Prof. Regina Bernhaupt

PhD awarding institution/s

Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), Netherlands and RMIT University, Australia

Location

Netherlands

Status

Open Position

Supervisors

Dr. Carmen Mendoza Arroyo, Prof. Esther Charlesworth and Dr. Apen Ruiz Martinez (Project 1)

PhD awarding institution/s

Universitat Internacional de Catalunya (UIC) and RMIT University

Location

Spain

Status

Open Position

Supervisors

Prof. Jesus Cerquides and Associate Prof. Jeffrey Chan and Dr. Azadeh Alavi.

PhD awarding institution/s

Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB), Spain and RMIT  University, Australia

Location

Spain

Status

Open Position

RMIT and many of the REDI partners are HSR4R certified
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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 101034328.

Results reflect the author’s view only. The European Commission is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information it contains

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