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? 

 

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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

Open Position

RMIT University

Other Positions

Supervisors

Associate Prof. Andrey Molotnikov (RMIT), Professor Dr.-Ing. Thomas Niendorf (UoK), Philipp Krooss (UoK) and Dr. Markus Weinmann (UoK)

PhD awarding institution/s

University of Kassel (UoK) and RMIT University

Location

Germany

Status

Open Position

Supervisors

Prof. Jenny Zhang (RMIT) and Prof. Jose Antonio Vilar-Fernandez (UDC) and José Luis González Leal (Navantia) and Prof. Amparo Alonso-Betanzos (UDC) and Prof. Vicente Díaz-Casas (UDC) and Prof. Marcos Miguez González (UDC)

PhD awarding institution/s

University of A Coruña (UDC) and RMIT University

Location

Spain

Status

Open Position

Supervisors

Prof. Anne-Laure Mention (RMIT) and Associate Prof. Carsten Nico Hjortso (UPCH) and Dr. Marie Smed (UPCH)

PhD awarding institution/s

University of Copenhagen (UCPH) and RMIT University

Location

Denmark

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