Events

RMIT is hosting webinars, presentations and interactive events online across a range of topics and disciplines. Browse our events to find one you might be interested in. Hope to see you there!


Future Thinkers Forum — 25 October 2022

What’s next awaits at this forum featuring industry leaders, career experts and likeminded peers. Join us at The Capitol where thought leaders will discuss rapid-fire topics, from revolutionary technologies – including wearable devices that detect loneliness – to inspirational stories of change that illuminate opportunities in every challenge we face.

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Future Thinkers Forum — 25 October 2022

What’s next awaits at this forum featuring industry leaders, career experts and likeminded peers. Join us at The Capitol where thought leaders will discuss rapid-fire topics, from revolutionary technologies – including wearable devices that detect loneliness – to inspirational stories of change that illuminate opportunities in every challenge we face.

Learn more

Children's Sensorium: Art, play and mindfulness for a post-pandemic recovery

Icon / Small / Calendar Created with Sketch. 19 Aug 2022 - 08 Oct 2022

The Children’s Sensorium is an interactive exhibition featuring light, colour, touch, sound, smell and taste to activate children’s curiosity, connect them to local Kulin country, and introduce strategies and techniques that support emotional resilience and wellbeing.

Archives of Feeling

Icon / Small / Calendar Created with Sketch. 19 Aug 2022 - 10 Dec 2022

Archives of Feeling explores the various ways that artists and communities transform lived experiences of trauma into new archives of knowledge and feeling.

Mental Jam

Icon / Small / Calendar Created with Sketch. 19 Sep 2022 - 30 Oct 2022

Michelle Chen’s Mental Jam is a collection of video games co-created with young people about their lived experiences of depression and anxiety.

The Big Anxiety - Full Festival Program

Icon / Small / Calendar Created with Sketch. 21 Sep 2022 - 15 Oct 2022

The Big Anxiety brings together audiences and creative thinkers – including artists, scientists, researchers, health and community workers, and people with a wide range of lived experiences. For the full festival program visit the link above.

Siri Hustvedt - How do art therapies work?

Icon / Small / Calendar Created with Sketch. 21 Sep 2022 - 15 Oct 2022

A conversation on art, mental health and the limits of the medical model.

Johann Hari: Why you can't pay attention

Icon / Small / Calendar Created with Sketch. 21 Sep 2022 - 15 Oct 2022

Award-winning writer Johann Hari explores why we have lost our ability to focus and, most importantly, how we can get it back.

Hard Place / Good Place

Icon / Small / Calendar Created with Sketch. 28 Sep 2022 - 27 Nov 2022

Hard Place/Good Place is a creative research project led by the fEEL Lab at UNSW. It focuses on lived experiences of being in a ‘hard place’ or a ‘good place’, through a collection of personal and community stories, told through Augmented Reality [AR] experiences.

Holding Space

Icon / Small / Calendar Created with Sketch. 01 Oct 2022 - 15 Oct 2022

An RMIT University School of Art Partnered Studio project run in collaboration with the Alfred Hospital's Innovation and Education Hub that recognises the work and well-being of the Alfred's staff.

The Big Anxiety: UNNERVED

Icon / Small / Calendar Created with Sketch. 01 Oct 2022 - 08 Oct 2022

UNNERVED is a public art animation by multimedia artist, Anita Glesta, that was created from research at UNSW fEEL Lab exploring the impact of trauma on the body and physical health.

The Mindful Art Project

Icon / Small / Calendar Created with Sketch. 03 Oct 2022 - 05 Oct 2022

The Mindful Art Project encourages participants to connect with artworks and the present moment in quiet, playful and imaginative ways to improve their mental health and wellbeing.

The Big Anxiety Speaker Series - Writing the Future of Health

Icon / Small / Calendar Created with Sketch. 03 Oct 2022

A showcase of writers with disability share works that reimagine and write towards a better and more inclusive future of health.

The Big Anxiety Speaker Series - Leslie Jamison: Examining Empathy

Icon / Small / Calendar Created with Sketch. 04 Oct 2022

Award-winning essayist and novelist Leslie Jamison joins us via live-cross to explore her artistic devotion to exploring feeling, connection and the gap between the two where mental health falls.

Holding the Encounter: an Asia-Pacific Model for Writers and Writing Together

Icon / Small / Calendar Created with Sketch. 05 Oct 2022

This event is one of a series of free, public, online forums brought to you by the non/fictionLab research group at RMIT. We welcome a local and global audience that brings non/fictionLab researchers together with other creative artists, industry leaders and academics, to discuss cutting edge questions and issues for our artforms, industries and communities.

2022 Italian elections: What will they mean for Italy's political future?

Icon / Small / Calendar Created with Sketch. 05 Oct 2022

Join us for our post-Italian election seminar to discuss what the results mean for Italy going forward and hear from our guest speakers!

The Big Anxiety Speaker Series - Poetic Solidarities: Claudia Rankine and Evelyn Araluen

Icon / Small / Calendar Created with Sketch. 05 Oct 2022

Claudia Rankine joins Evelyn Araluen via live cross for a far-reaching conversation that expands on their collaborative contribution to The Big Anxiety: Taking Care of Mental Health in Time of Crisis.

Poetic Portraits

Icon / Small / Calendar Created with Sketch. 06 Oct 2022 - 02 Nov 2022

Poetic Portraits: Poetry for Community Wellbeing in Frankston promotes poetry as a way to connect with and convey the experiences of women over 18 living in Frankston who are impacted by mental health struggles and/or other challenges to wellbeing.

The Big Anxiety Forum - Learning from lived experience

Icon / Small / Calendar Created with Sketch. 06 Oct 2022 - 07 Oct 2022

An immersive 2-day forum for anyone interested in the complexities of mental and emotional health from lived experience perspectives.

The Big Anxiety Speaker Series - Brain Storms: Creativity and Mental Health

Icon / Small / Calendar Created with Sketch. 06 Oct 2022

Join a panel of artists as they discuss their approaches and responsibilities when crafting creative depictions of mental health.

Awkward Conversations

Icon / Small / Calendar Created with Sketch. 07 Oct 2022 - 08 Oct 2022

Awkward Conversations offers one-on-one conversations in experimental formats, tackling anxieties, habits and hard-to-talk about subjects like mental health.

Edge of the Present

Icon / Small / Calendar Created with Sketch. 08 Oct 2022 - 11 Nov 2022

How do you imagine the future when you can’t see it? Edge of the Present melds art with science to create an immersive Virtual Reality (VR) environment that cultivates the capacity for future thinking.

To the fallen trees

Icon / Small / Calendar Created with Sketch. 09 Oct 2022

A public and performative artwork responding to eco-anxiety of extreme weather events.

Hagoromo

Icon / Small / Calendar Created with Sketch. 13 Oct 2022 - 15 Oct 2022

Combining contemporary sound art and traditional Noh theatre performance with state-of-the-art 3D volumetric visual projection, Hagoromo tells of an angel of the moon and her cloak of invisibility.

Takeover

Icon / Small / Calendar Created with Sketch. 15 Oct 2022

Takeover is a program of public events that celebrates the agency of our communities of diverse young and emerging creatives and creates the opportunity to take back public spaces following Melbourne’s successive COVID-19 lockdowns.

Honor Eastly: No Feeling is Final

Icon / Small / Calendar Created with Sketch. 15 Oct 2022

Drawing on stories from Honor Eastly’s critically-acclaimed ABC podcast of the same name, this groundbreaking performance memoir about the lived experience of suicidality is brought to life with video and projection visuals.

2022 Higinbotham Lecture: Professor Megan Davis

Icon / Small / Calendar Created with Sketch. 19 Oct 2022

Uluru Statement from the Heart and the referendum on a Voice to Parliament.

Future Thinkers Forum

Icon / Small / Calendar Created with Sketch. 25 Oct 2022

What’s next awaits at this forum featuring industry leaders, career experts and likeminded peers.

2022 ESAANZ Conference, Call for Papers: The European Union in the Age of Global Turbulence

Icon / Small / Calendar Created with Sketch. 24 Nov 2022

The European Studies Association of Australia and New Zealand (ESAANZ) invites panel and paper proposals for the 2022 conference.

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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.