RMIT at Melbourne Design Week 2022

RMIT is a major partner to Melbourne Design Week and in 2022 explores how design is tackling some of the biggest challenges we face today, tomorrow and into the future in an exciting and extensive program of events.

Living through the pandemic and other recent shocks to our environment and humanity has accelerated our reckoning with the fundamentals of our existence, such as the future of work and what it will take to design an inclusive and equitable community and society; our capacity to make sense of and design a just future in the face of profound technological changes; and our ability to re-design ways of being that ensure the future of the planet.

I am immensely proud of RMIT’s continued involvement and grateful to all participants. I look forward to seeing the diverse ways design can work towards a better and healthier future that will be celebrated in this year’s program.

Tim Marshall
Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Design and Social Context
Vice President, RMIT University

Melbourne Design Week is an initiative of the Victorian Government in collaboration with the NGV. RMIT is the NGV Design Partner and a major partner for Melbourne Design Week.

MDW @ RMIT Design Hub exhibitions

MDW @ Design Archives

MDW @ RMIT’s The Capitol Theatre

RMIT @ satellite MDW locations

RMIT’s Melbourne Design Week feature locations

RMIT Design Hub

RMIT Design Hub exists to ask questions about design’s role in the world today. Through exhibitions, conversations, performances and publications, we explore the process of design – making space to imagine, test and risk new ideas together.

RMIT Design Archives

Founded in 2007 the RMIT Design Archives (RDA) holds a unique place among Australia’s collecting institutions for its exclusive focus on design practice across all disciplines.

The Capitol

RMIT’s The Capitol brings cinema, new media arts, creative technology and leading ideas together to teach, connect and transform audiences.

Proudly supported by RMIT Culture

Study with us

RMIT is a global university of technology, design and enterprise. Through RMIT’s future-focused and online-enabled courses, you’ll be ready for what’s next in your industry.

Collaborate with us

RMIT is a global university with a reputation for excellence, innovation and leadership in technology, design and enterprise. To collaborate with us, please contact

  • Belinda Anson, Senior Manager, Partnerships and Industry Engagement
  • Kiri Delly, Senior Manager, Partnerships and Industry Engagement

Learn more about the College of Design and Social Context, our research with impact and, united as RMIT Culture, the university’s public cultural spaces, creative programs and art, film and design collections.

Melbourne Design Week and the Victorian Design Program are initiatives of the Victorian Government. The NGV Department of Contemporary Design and Architecture is generously supported by The Hugh D. T. Williamson Foundation.

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Acknowledgement of country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business - Artwork 'Luwaytini' by Mark Cleaver, Palawa.

aboriginal flag
torres strait flag

Acknowledgement of country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.