How does gender influence the urban experience – and particularly the experience of women and girls on Melbourne’s public transport system? Monash University’s XYX Lab is applying critical design thinking to this issue as a representation of the broader problem of gender inequity in Australia. You’re invited to hear some of their findings, and help imagine new possibilities for our city.


The key goal of the MADA XYX Lab is to produce knowledge about how space and design shape the causes, consequences and approaches to understanding, controlling and preventing gender inequity in Australia. Led by Director Dr Nicole Kalms and with the combined strength of the core members — Dr Gene Bawden, Dr Pamela Salen, Dr Gill Matthewson, Allison Edwards and Hannah Korsmeyer — the Lab communicates through innovative mediums to speak not only to practitioners and scholars in design, architecture and urbanism, but also to those working in policy and social services.

6:00 PM @Horse Bazaar, 397 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Entrance over 18  |  The venue is wheelchair accessible.

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