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    Refuge hackathon

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    From parks to waterways, plazas to sporting fields, our civic infrastructures act as places of refuge and respite for both human and non-human residents alike. The Refuge hackathon will explore the roles these infrastructures might play in creating more resilient cities and communities into the future.

    Join us as part of Melbourne Design Week, where - over three days of interactive action and inspiration - teams will collaborate to produce working prototypes that respond to a civic resilience ‘refuge’ challenge. A coalition of exciting partners have convened a treasure trove of datasets and skills sets to support innovative applications and analysis. 

    We're calling out to professionals and students in architecture, design, engineering, policy, AI generative design, social impact and resilience. Assemble your team of three to five and register your interest.

    Refuge hackathon is a collaboration between ARUP, SHTF SHFT, City of Melbourne, RMIT, The Municipal Association of Victoria, Melbourne Design Week and partners to explore the greater possibilities for refuge in a rapidly changing world.

    Challenge Statement:

    Challenge topic

    ‘Refuge’ in an urban context can mean a place of quiet respite, a place of temporary shelter or a place of last resort in times of crisis. In a time of environmental crisis with cascading social and economic impacts we need to rethink likely and unlikely sites of refuge to be more adaptable, more responsive and more able to provide care to humans and non-human city-dwellers. 

    Challenge statement

    Your challenge is to use data differently to reposition refuge. How can we better design, utilise, coordinate and care for places of refuge? You have 48 hours to develop a working prototype. Hacks should focus on creating easily communicable, actionable outcomes.

    Data sets will be released to all entrants one week prior to hackathon as part of an online briefing session.

    Find out more about Refuge Hackathon here: https://www.shtfshft.com/adven...

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