Bite-sized research, big impact.

RMIT PlaceLab is informed by community collaboration, knowledge, and expertise.

Our projects are hyper-local and site-specific, seeking answers to the vital urban challenges of Brunswick and Melbourne. RMIT PlaceLab aims to create real-world, place-based solutions for liveability, resilience, and inclusivity that can be delivered by local government and place-making partners.

Bite-sized research, big impact.

RMIT PlaceLab is informed by community collaboration, knowledge, and expertise.

Our projects are hyper-local and site-specific, seeking answers to the vital urban challenges of Brunswick and Melbourne. RMIT PlaceLab aims to create real-world, place-based solutions for liveability, resilience, and inclusivity that can be delivered by local government and place-making partners.

Active Projects

A 3D architectural model of a townhouse.
An overhead photo of a communal dinner.
Two women walking along a red brick walkway.
A photo of a living room corner showing bookshelf and timber ceiling.
An investigation into socially sustainable housing in Brunswick. Housing affordability and sustainability is examined with architects, developers, and residents through sharing their experiences.
An artist and group of people are looking at a map.
A close-up photo of a camera lens that turns what you're looking at upside down. A photo of a studio with a dog.
A sign on a grass lawn says public reading as resistance #1.
A woman stares at the camera with her hands in her pockets.
Two indigenous peoples wearing t-shirts with honouring country slogans.
A pictogram covering key topics of discussion during the workshop
An exploration of how creative practitioners are responding to the ongoing challenges facing the arts through hybrid and digital approaches.
A student and staff member talk over some paperwork during international student week.
3 figures stand together talking. A person smiles at the camera.
A collaboration between RMIT researchers and international students to understand how Melbourne can be a more welcoming and inclusive city.
Hands moving over yellow, red and black materials.
Moodboard using slices of paper overlayed in pink, red and grey.
A conversation that brings communities together to assemble sensory moodboards that capture the feeling of their city to inspire future planning.