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Paul Smith’s introduction into fashion was completely accidental.  

At the age of 16, with no career plans or qualifications, Paul Smith was propelled by his father into a menial job at the local clothing warehouse in his native Nottingham.  However his real passion was sport and his ambition was to become a professional racing cyclist, until aged 17 years when cycling-mad Paul was in a terrible accident.  

Robyn Lyon is the Program Coordinator of Fashion and Textile Merchandising at RMIT University. She started her career as a teacher, but her family owned a woolen mill in Ballarat and was always keen on fashion. Her cousin Joe Saba was building his jeans empire and so Robyn joined the Saba business, working closely along side Joe to develop ranges. With years of experience in retail, Lyons is now passing on her knowledge to students. http://www.rmit.edu.au/ftmerchandising

RMIT Fashion and Textiles invites you to a special industry forum that engages local experts in an open dialogue with Dr. Kate Fletcher on sustainability and the future of fashion

Joining Kate Fletcher on the panel were:
Dr Kevin Murray, Co-ordinator of Sangam, the Australia India Design Platform
Janelle Magee, Fashion School Training Coordinator for the Social Studio
Miriam Borcherdt, designer

Described by the media as ‘arguably the most creative force in Australian fashion’, and ‘the man responsible for teaching us how to wear black’, Joseph Saba is an icon of Australian fashion.

Joe opened his first store, the ‘Joseph Saba Shirt and Sweater Shop’ in Flinders Lane in 1965. He went on to create the famous Staggers jeans label, which revolutionised jeans in Australia in the 1970’s. He introduced his now famous Saba brand in 1974, building the business up to 17 stores, including a store in New York, before selling the Saba business in 2002.

Walter Van Beirendonck: Dream the World Awake was the first major international event to be presented within RMIT University’s iconic Design Hub designed by award–winning architect Sean Godsell.

A very special free event featuring fashion videos and a live discussion between Walter Van Beirendonck and Chris Dercon, Director, Tate Modern, London. Hosted by Associate Professor Robyn Healy with an introduction by Professor Margaret Gardner, AO, Vice-Chancellor and President, RMIT University.

Walter Van Beirendonck: Dream the World Awake was the first major international event to be presented within RMIT University’s iconic Design Hub designed by award–winning architect Sean Godsell.

A very special free event featuring fashion videos and a live discussion between Walter Van Beirendonck and Chris Dercon, Director, Tate Modern, London. Hosted by Associate Professor Robyn Healy with an introduction by Professor Margaret Gardner, AO, Vice-Chancellor and President, RMIT University.

Fashion designer Denise Sprynskyj, Senior Lecturer in Fashion at RMIT University, started the label S!X with her Peter Boyd in the early 1990s, soon after they both graduated. They started by using left over fabrics, due to financial necessity and have now built a following for their highly unique deconstructed fashion.

Tim and Alex Britten-Finschi started the label From Britten just over four years ago. As sons to fashion designer Linda Britten, the name couldn't be more appropriate. Recipient of L'Oreal Young Designer Award a couple of years ago, the menswear label is now sold by leading retailers in Europe and in Japan.

Stephen Crafti chats with successful fashion designer Linden Blick who, since graduating from Fashion Design at RMIT, has gone on to work for Abercrombie and Fitch and Urban Outfitters.

Alistair Trung studied fashion at the University of Technology in Sydney. Unlike most graduates, Trung established his own label soon after graduating. He has a different take on fashion, summed up by one of the many slogans on his store windows; Fashion Shouldn't Give Women a Nervous Breakdown! A breathe of fresh air in the industry, Trung continues to forge his own path, often collaborating with other fields, such as Opera and Theatre.

Sruli Recht studied fashion at RMIT University before setting off for overseas. He briefly set up his own studio in Melbourne, creating bespoke suits before heading off to Europe. Recht worked for the late Alexander McQueen and after a couple of years established his own studio in Iceland. Recipient of Menswear Designer in Berlin in 2008, Recht has established a strong following in Europe for his menswear.

Tony Newsham came from the United Kingdom in the early 1970s not knowing what to do as a career. Five years later, he opened Trellini in Melbourne and later in Sydney, what would eventually be one of Australia's meccas for high fashion in menswear. After almost 20 years forging a path, Newsham went onto become Vice President of Comme des Gardons in New York, where he resided for 13 years. An extraordinary fashion trajectory!

Melissa Jackson started her career studying textiles at RMIT University, graduating in the late 1980s. With a downturn in manufacturing at that time, Jackson headed to London, enrolling in the prestigious Central St. Martins School of Fashion. Returning to Melbourne, Jackson got her break at Christines in Flinders Lane, when a number of imported hats were held up on the wharf in peak cup season. Years later, Melissa Jackson is still creating unique and sculptural hats for some of Melbourne's best dressed.

Siblings Alex and Georgie Cleary started their fashion business by producing a range of shirts for family and friends.

Now with 10 shops in Melbourne, Sydney and more recently in Perth, the duo combine style with a great sense for business.

Alex started his career as an engineer while Georgie as a graphic designer. Alex partially cites their success as having an ability to solve problems as much as coming up with new ideas for the 10 women's collections produced every year

Sam Fisher studied fashion at RMIT before starting his own label shortly after graduating. But like most talented designers, there's a pull to travel. Fisher ended up in London working closely with fashion guru Vivienne Westwood for four years. Returning to Australia, Fisher established Tanner and Teague (now in Brunswick street, Fitzroy), initially creating edgy fashion for children before branching out in producing two collection for men and women.

Taking a critical look behind the scenes of the fashion industry with an exhibition that undresses the social, economic and environmental impacts of cheap fashion.

https://www.rmit.edu.au/events/all-events/exhibitions/2017/july/fast-fas...

The RMIT Gallery/ Goethe-Institut’s upcoming exhibition Fast Fashion - The dark side of fashion opens on 21 July and takes a critical look behind the scenes of the fashion industry and consumer habits. What’s the true cost of that cheap bargain hanging in your wardrobe?

Jane Morley's work will feature in the Slow Fashion Studio at RMIT Gallery as part of the exhibition Fast Fashion: the dark side of fashion.

Dr Georgia McCorkill is a lecturer (School of Fashion and Textiles) and completed her PhD in 2015 (from School of Architecture and Design) and Jo Cramer is a lecture and current PhD candidate, RMIT School of Fashion and Textiles.

Fashion journalist and sustainability expert Clare Press hosts an panel that reveals change-making is as diverse as the fashion world itself. Everyone can make a difference — as consumer, designer or industry-professional. She is joined by German designer Ina Budde and Melinda Tually, the driving force behind the Fashion Revolution Australia/NZ, as well as David Giles-Kaye, CEO of The Council of Textile and Fashion.

Media Arts

Bob holds an honourary doctorate in our Advertising program, is a member of our industry advisory board (PAC) and a generous supporter of our programs and students. Although his time in Melbourne is limited, he has made himself available to speak to our students and staff (and a limited industry guest list) on the topic of “Where Ideas Come From”.

This is a great opportunity to be inspired by, and learn from, one of the industry greats.

Oztron develops a wide range of educational simulations and serious games for universities and corporations. During this session we shall examine several case studies across areas including nursing, pharmacy, medicine, construction, and architecture.

This presentation explores how the emergence of the internet of things allows us to design and create digital games that turn our schools, our cities and physical spaces into digital play environment. Daniel does this through demonstrating different ways digital tools have been used to create serious transmedia, educational and community building games and play spaces.

With just $48 dollars in the bank when they started, League of Geeks' debut title 'Armello' shouldn't exist... but it does, with not only immense commercial and creative value, but the attachment of world-class talent, profit share for the entire team, a project scope exceeding the typical indie title, powerful commercial and creative partnerships in place, and secured retention of all IP rights and ownership.

Praxis is an educational adventure game with RPG elements. The game aims to assist with learning science whilst analysing student actions to create a picture of how well they understand certain concepts. In this presentation David will discuss the processes that we went through in developing the game, how making a game educational differs from making a non-educational game, the common pitfalls (the majority of which we managed to avoid), and how integrating information allows for improvement of the game experience in addition to changed teacher practice.

David explains the added significance of art direction in an increasingly pervasive game development culture. As franchises and brands render their identities interactive, the stabilising effect of strong and strategic creative direction is crucial to maintain an effective cultural presence.

Fun in individual mobility is often associated with power and speed. But more and more people live in dense urban environments where mobility is often more of a hassle than fun, and compromises rule over individual mobility more than the benefits. Furthermore, in the future when we have autonomous vehicles on the road and we are able to enjoy being a passenger, we will have a chance to have an active and enjoyable relationship with the vehicle. We now have the chance to examine these two issues and apply enjoyment and games to them to possibly improve mobility.

The Citizen's Agenda is a project that just might change the way democracy works. It is a University of Melbourne research project, using the OurSay game, aimed at intervening in an election campaign, using social media to make a Citizen's Agenda of issues visible, so this can guide both the journalists who report the campaign and the candidates whoa re after votes. The project will provide answers to one of the most urgent questions of our times: can new media be a force for good, reinvigorating our democracy in new and effective ways- or is it just blather?

Play for a Cause is a gamified ideation session that helps a non-profit solve a challenge using game mechanics and is run at all GSummit meetups around the world. A nonprofit organization presents a challenge they're facing and the meetup group will work together using a gamified process to solve the challenge. Attendees love the engaging, interactive, educational and rewarding experience, while working towards a positive social outcome. Gabe will also be reporting on the outcomes of a Play for a Cause session that he will run in Melboune earlier in the week.

Joue le jeu / Play along at Paris's digital culture center La Gaite lyrique was designed to reach citizens beyond "gamer" culture and position play as the broad, diversified, exceedingly dynamic and evolving cultural field it is now becoming. Co-curator Heather Kelley shares her experience and insights from this summer's breakthrough show, and examines lessons learned in the space of "art games" that could affect the future of games for social good.

We've been working on location-based games since mid-2008. In early 2009 we launched The Hidden Park, a game designed to get parents and children out in their local parks exploring a world augmented with magical creatures. The experience was great fun, but it scaled poorly and we failed to build a sustainable commercial model around it. In this session we will share our lessons and explain the approach in our next title, Market Garden.

The convergence of social media, gamification, cloud computing and smart mobile devices has established an innovation and productivity platform with unprecedented potential.
Yet, in Australia, up to 40% of the workforce are not engaged. This can only end badly...unless we do something about it?

This 20 minute session could well be the beginning of the end as we explore how mobile gamification might just save the world and keep the enterprise alive?

Three key takeaways:
- What does it take to engage people at work;
- Why people hating their jobs is bad for us all;

Over the past 3 years Media Saints has designed and developed a range of some of Australias best educational games. From the Australian classic Playschool to the award winning Knowledge Quest this presentation will explore the challenges and discoveries uncovered along the way.

THE HIVE is a transmedia project that combines social networks, television and online engagement to connect Facebook game players to real world outcomes. In essence, we will be designing a Facebook game that will positively change lives of real people. THE HIVE is the prototype for a powerful new idea: that games can connect the virtual and real worlds in very meaningful ways.

With limited resources and a mandate to eliminate poverty and its causes, it will come as no surprise that charities such as World Vision need to continually innovate. This includes using games and game thinking in our operations, including fundraising, advocacy, recruitment, and in the field. By taking a virtual tour of the good, the bad and the ugly of gamification in the charity sphere however, it will become evident our big goals require help from equally big brains. With that in mind we'll provide you with practical ways to use gamification for social good and partner with charities.

This inaugural exhibition of RMIT University’s new Sound Art Collection features the Torus, a circular structure inviting visitors to stroll through a 16 channel speaker system, finishing on a raised mini landscape offering the best aural vantage point to hear 19 new and significant works by leading Australian and international sound artists.

For more information, visit http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=hvwhknvs6tyt

Lighting Artist Bruce Ramus started his career in Canada. Drawn to the spectacle of lighting, particularly used for rock concerts, Ramus started to create his own light shows. When he moved to London in the mid-80s, the doors truly opened, working with the likes of David Bowie and U2. He now resides in Melbourne, working with many architects and creatives, presenting buildings in a completely new way.

Audiovisual artists MindBuffer, who illuminated Storey Hall in 2016 with their custom projection mapping technology have teamed up with world renowned digital artist Andy Thomas to create Ectoplasm, which will be projected onto Storey Hall at White Night 2017.

Digital design lecturer Dr Joshua Batty and MindBuffer partner RMIT alumni Mitchell Nordine speak about their creation with Andy Thomas in this interview with Evelyn Tsitas.

Read more: www.rmit.edu.au/news/all-news/201…e-night-melbourne

RMIT alumnus and printmaking lecturer Dr Jazmina Cininas will present a bold new incarnation of her ongoing Girlie Werewolf Project at White Night Melbourne (18th February).

Jazmina talks about her creation with Evelyn Tsitas.

Read more: http://www.rmit.edu.au/news/all-news/201…e-night-melbourne

Ocean Imaginaries focuses on some of the contradictions and conflicted feelings raised by how the ocean is imagined in an age of environmental risk.

Dr. Irene Barberis is a well-respected artist who is also a senior lecturer and researcher in the School of Art at RMIT University. Her tapestries are now being exhibited worldwide in cathedrals in Europe. Using highly developed lighting technique, her tapestries are highly animated and three-dimensional.

Photography

Dr. Shane Hulbert, Deputy Head of the School of Art at RMIT University started his career studying Media Arts at the Philip Institute of technology, now part of RMIT's campus.

Initially focused on painting, he quickly moved to photography. His work, exhibited at the National Gallery of Victoria as part of the Melbourne Now show, displays a different approach to how Australia conveys itself both at home and to world.

RMIT University's photography students and staff have captured and contributed to the shifting cultural and political climate in Australia over the last 130 years.

Hear curator Shane Hulbert talk about the history of photography at RMIT and the upcoming exhibition at RMIT Gallery, Photography 130.

http://www.rmit.edu.au/events/all-events/exhibitions/2017/march/photogra...

Photography 130 panel discussion. Thursday 16 March at RMIT Gallery - exploring 130 years of photography at RMIT with Shane Hulbert, Pauline Anastasiou, John Billan, Gale Spring, and Alex Syndikas.

Michelle Mountain, Program Manager of The Centre for Contemporary Photography in Fitzroy talks about the upcoming exhibition at the Minerva Room at the Ballarat Mechanics Institute opening 19th August-showcasing the work of photographers Robyn Beeche, Bruno Benini, Noe Sendas, Nancy De Holl together with Prue Stent and Honey Long.

*Health and Medicine*

Hands on Health was produced by RMIT Creative Media students in July 2008, and shows a group of secondary school students visiting RMIT Bundoora Campus
for workshops in Chinese Medicine, Chiropractic, Osteopathy, Psychology,
Disability and Nursing.

Interactive clickers can be used to run question and answer sessions and get measurable results from the student audience, followed up by analysis and discussion. Dr Jeremy Keens of the School of Medical Sciences explains how the use of KEEpad clickers, integrated with PowerPoint presentations, has been effective in his teaching.

Research Profiles: Andreas Lopata - Seafood Allergies

RMIT University is leading a world class team of researchers to investigate whether the herb ginseng could make a difference for sufferers of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.

This video demonstrates the process of embedding tissue samples in paraffin.

This video demonstrates the technique of how to stain a progressive H and E

An introduction to the Leica 2035 Microtome and the techniques of cutting sections of embedded tissue samples for mounting on slides.

This video demonstrates the technique of transferring sections of tissue to glass slides.

This video demonstrates the technique of mounting a tissue section onto slide by melting the wax in hot water and transferring the section to a glass slide.

A conversation with Daniel Guidone, lecturer in Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics in the School of Medical Sciences, RMIT University.

Dr Kiao Inthavong's research looks at modelling how the respiratory system works and how that affects the toxicology of inhaled pollutants and contaminants. This research concentrates on nano-materials by linking the inhaled particles and its final deposition location in the respiratory airway with the potential health diseases like lung cancer and asbestosis.

Dr Inthavong is a Senior Research Fellow at the School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering at RMIT University.

Professor Denise Jackson is the Discipline Head of Laboratory Medicine at RMIT University, Bundoora West Campus. She is Head of the Thrombosis and Vascular Biology laboratory and is also an Honorary NHMRC fellow.

Prof. Jackson's responsibilities include:

Discipline Head of Laboratory Medicine
Member of Program Advisory Committee for Laboratory Medicine
Foster innovation in teaching and learning and improve teaching quality.
Implement "Program Experience Portfolio".
Maintain IBMS and AIMS accreditation of Lab Medicine courses.
Investigate and develop new postgraduate degrees.

Dr Phillip Samartzis, Coordinator of Sound in the School of Art at RMIT, speaks about the Designing Sound for Health and Wellbeing project, a collaboration with St Vincent's Hospital, Melbourne, that tested the effect of sound in calming stress and anxiety on patients in the Emergency Department.

This interview includes samples of soundscapes and compositions that were used in the project.

Interview with Dr Henry Feldman, assistant professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Chief Information Architect for the Division of Clinical Informatics. He talks about doctors using the iPad in healthcare and surgery.

What is nano safety research, and how does it affect the average Australian? Dan Murphy talks to RMIT Associate Professor Paul Wright, discussing the importance of his research and what we can all learn from this new field of science.

Dr Colin Lumsden, a paediatrician, senior teaching fellow and academic lead for IT within the Manchester Medical School with responsibility for a number of teaching hospitals in the Lancashire region, discusses technology in medical education.

http://www.medicine.manchester.ac.uk/

It seems now more than ever games and play are infiltrating our reality. Incentives, points and competition - these are all major components of games that have been borrowed and reconstructed to fit into the practice of the digital every day. If you think about health apps such as Nike+, My Fitness Pal or Fitbit they all incorporate those major components. Director and Founder of RMIT’s GEElab Steffen Walz explains how gamification is transforming how we manage our health and lifestyle for the better and explains what the GEElab is working on to contribute to the development.

Associate Professor Janine Danks from the School of Medical Sciences explains how her research is bringing us one step closer to understanding how to grow bones. This research could prove invaluable in the treatment of conditions such as osteoporosis and bone cancers.

Most of us know that getting a good night’s sleep is vital to our performance at work, health and appearance. But why is it that we never seem to get enough? Senior Research Fellow and Sleep Expert Dr Melinda Jackson explains the beauty of sleep and answers the questions that keep us up at night such as why we’ll never sleep as well as we did in our 20s and how the brain sees dreams.

Dr Nedaossadat Mirzadeh is combining molecules to fight cancer.

Anatomy and Physiology

Dr Claudia Diaz has earned her fame via her series of anatomic body art to educate her students.

Neurovascular Man, Anatomical Man and Skeletal Man have been brought to life in her classroom.

Dr Diaz explains this method of teaching and how it's helping to create a newly inspired generation of anatomists.

Diet and Nutrition

A conversation with Dr Sarah Spencer, RMIT University VC Senior Research Fellow with the School of Health Sciences. Sarah discusses her research into how our early childhood diets effects our weight for the rest of our lives and how being obese change the way we react to stress.

Emergency Medicine

Research undertaken by the RMIT Centre for Risk and Community Safety has come to the foreground in the wake of the 2009 Victorian bushfires. RMIT University researchers, in collaboration with the Bushfire Cooperative Research Centre, are working to establish safer policies and procedures for homeowners during bushfire emergencies.

Health and Exercise Science

Students and recent graduates of RMIT University’s Remedial Massage (Myotherapy) program from the School of Life and Physical Sciences had the opportunity to look treat and massage cyclists and teams from Australia and the world at the recent indoor World Cycling Championships held at Hisense Arena in Melbourne Australia.

RMIT Chinese Medicine has been a designated World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre for Traditional Medicine since 2005. RMIT is producing groundbreaking research in the field of pharmacology and pharmaceutical sciences as well as traditional and complementary medicine.

RMIT undertakes rigorous laboratory and clinical scientific evidence of the quality, safety and efficacy of Chinese herbal therapies and addresses the public health issues associated with herbal medicine usage and promoting evidence-based herbal medicine health care.

Professor Rob Newton talks to Leon Gettler and Garry Barker about the technology behind sports science, and how human engineering can improve our athletes' performance.

The issue of drugs in sport has been of interest almost as long as sport itself. Athletes in ancient Greece used herbs, fungi and even bread laced with opium to improve performance while Roman gladiators made use of caffeine and strychnine.

In the modern era, athletes use various drugs and medications (both narcotic and prescribed) to enhance performance and improve strength.Such doping is both illegal and dangerous but how can we detect if an athlete has cheated or not and make it stand up in court?

Physiotherapist Andrew Ronchi talks about his DorsaVi technology which detects movements for athletes, patients and in the workplace

Global Health

Dr Edward J Blakely discusses the lessons from Hurricane Katrina natural disaster At this free RMIT Transforming the Future public lecture, Dr Ed J Blakely will share the lessons he learnt in the urban reconstruction of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, and how these lessons might be relevant to rebuilding after Australia’s own recent natural disasters.

Dr Ed J Blakely has over 40 years of international experience in all aspects of urban and regional planning, disaster management and sustainable development. He served as Executive Director of the New Orleans Recovery from 2007-2009 and led the recovery of the United States’ worst urban natural disaster by directing all aspects of the city recovery.

Radiology

Scholarships recipient Siobhan talks about scholarships, the Bundoora campus and how to get involved while studying at RMIT. For more information visit www.rmit.edu.au/scholarships and www.rmit.edu.au/students/getinvolved

European History

A public lecture by Joseph Hajdu

Hosted by the Centre for Global Research, and in collaboration with the Australian Bosnian Academic Forum, this public seminar discusses the political, social, cultural and legal consequences of genocide, mass atrocities and crimes against humanity—the grave crimes that have continued to be committed long after the historical ‘Never again!’ was proclaimed in the aftermath of the Holocaust.

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The topic of the Tom Nairn Lecture 2009 is ‘Global Rebellion: Religious Challenges to the Secular State’ and is presented by Professor Mark Juergensmeyer from the University of California.

The topic of the Tom Nairn Lecture 2009 is ‘Global Rebellion: Religious Challenges to the Secular State’ and is presented by Professor Mark Juergensmeyer from the University of California.

The topic of the Tom Nairn Lecture 2009 is ‘Global Rebellion: Religious Challenges to the Secular State’ and is presented by Professor Mark Juergensmeyer from the University of California.

The topic of the Tom Nairn Lecture 2009 is ‘Global Rebellion: Religious Challenges to the Secular State’ and is presented by Professor Mark Juergensmeyer from the University of California.

The topic of the Tom Nairn Lecture 2009 is ‘Global Rebellion: Religious Challenges to the Secular State’ and is presented by Professor Mark Juergensmeyer from the University of California.

The topic of the Tom Nairn Lecture 2009 is ‘Global Rebellion: Religious Challenges to the Secular State’ and is presented by Professor Mark Juergensmeyer from the University of California.

The topic of the Tom Nairn Lecture 2009 is ‘Global Rebellion: Religious Challenges to the Secular State’ and is presented by Professor Mark Juergensmeyer from the University of California.

The topic of the Tom Nairn Lecture 2009 is ‘Global Rebellion: Religious Challenges to the Secular State’ and is presented by Professor Mark Juergensmeyer from the University of California.

The topic of the Tom Nairn Lecture 2009 is ‘Global Rebellion: Religious Challenges to the Secular State’ and is presented by Professor Mark Juergensmeyer from the University of California.

Saki Sugiura discusses her 35 day practicum with the RMIT student union. Saki is an international student studying the Bachelor Social Science (Youth Work) degree. Students complete 35 day placements in youth sector settings during the three year degree. Saki describes what it is like being an international student learning about youth work at RMIT and what she experienced and learnt on placement. Saki offers practical advice for international students thinking about studying youth work at RMIT.

Crystal Cullen and Carolyn Hughes discuss their 35 day practicum working with young people and their families affected by the Black Saturday bushfires. Crystal and Carolyn are studying the Bachelor Social Science (Youth Work) degree. Students complete 35 day placements in youth sector settings during the three year degree. Crystal and Carolyn describes what their project ‘Burnt Out – Stories from the Ashes’, where they skilled young people to film, edit and publish stories from bush fire survivors. Crystal and Carolyn share what they learnt about good youth work practice.

Celeste Dolphin discusses her 35 day practicum with the South-East Local Learning and Employment Network (SELLEN). Celeste is studying the Bachelor Social Science (Youth Work) degree. Students complete 35 day placements in youth sector settings during the three year degree. Celeste describes the research project she was responsible for while on placement, and what she learnt from the practical experience. Celeste shares her wisdom on getting the most from youth work field education.

Daniel Dondo discusses his 35 day practicums with the Office for Youth and the International Student Services at RMIT Student Union. Daniel is studying the Bachelor Social Science (Youth Work) degree. Students complete 35 day placements in youth sector settings during the three year degree. Daniel describes how the two placements gave him very different tastes of youth work and what he learnt from the practical experiences. Daniel provides advice to students on getting the most out of your youth sector placement.

What does it mean to opt-out of citizenship? Reflecting on the inter-war refugee crisis, Hannah Arendt theorised statelessness or the lack of national citizenship as the loss of the right to have rights and the ultimate state of dehumanisation. More recently, Georgio Agamben has theorised the refugee as the figure of homo sacer, reduced to bare life (existence without political status) through the excesses of sovereign power.

In a recent book Professors Joseph Camilleri and Jim Falk set out to investigate how the capacity of humans to shape their future - and in particular through the processes which collectively have become known as public governance - are, could, and perhaps even should evolve during this period of extraordinary transition which humans and their planet are experiencing. Inevitably such a goal could be only partially realised.

The 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees and its 1967 Protocol establish important criteria and guidelines for providing protection for individuals experiencing persecution. Yet since its inception, the Convention has been criticised on a number of levels. Recent criticism has focused particularly on the narrow scope of the Convention definition of who qualifies as a refugee, particularly in light of changing global circumstances that are driving more and more people to flee their country of origin for reasons other than individual persecution.

Cosmopolitanism in the Multipolar World
Professor David Held delivered the 2012 Globalism Research Centre Tom Nairn Lecture on March 27, 2012.

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A talk given by Bob Isherwood, Worldwide Creative Director of Saatchi & Saatchi and RMIT alumnus.

A talk given by Josh Lancaster on working in advertising in New Zealand and Australia.

A showcase of life at RMIT University, the courses on offer, facilities and student work. Students discuss their experiences at RMIT and career options.

Adam Bandt, federal member for Melbourne, gives the opening address at the Making A Small World Smaller forum.

The forum was hosted by RMIT and the State Library of Victoria and aimed to build on a proposal for a new centre at the Library that will combine social enterprise, community development and social media to increase Victoria’s intellectual and social capital.

Professor Brian Corbitt, Deputy Pro Vice Chancellor of Research and Innovation at RMIT University, speaks at the Making A Small World Smaller forum.

The forum was hosted by RMIT and the State Library of Victoria and aimed to build on a proposal for a new centre at the Library that will combine social enterprise, community development and social media to increase Victoria’s intellectual and social capital.