Bio Scaffolds by Natalie Alima, this image is of a UR10 robot printing a biodegradable wooden sculpture infused with mycelium. Image by Natalie Alima
Past Event

IM-PERMANENT x DATTA Schools Program


Mon 22 May 10:00am - 12:00pm
Mon 22 May 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Tue 23 May 10:00am - 12:00pm
Tue 23 May 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Wed 24 May 10:00am - 12:00pm
Wed 24 May 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Thu 25 May 10:00am - 12:00pm
Thu 25 May 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Fri 26 May 10:00am - 12:00pm
Fri 26 May 1:00pm - 3:00pm


Free, booking required


The Store, Abbotsford Convent, Abbotsford, VIC
Abbotsford Convent, Saint Heliers Street, Abbotsford VIC, Australia


Accessible bathroom All gender bathroom Assistance animals welcome Seating available Wheelchair accessible

IM-PERMANENT is an exhibition exploring experimentations in bio-material mycelium from eminent Australian practitioners. Hosted by Ellis Jones and RMIT Industrial Design, IM-PERMANENT interrogates the capitalistic approach to production and consumption by accenting the planet-centric alternative of moving to a circular economy. It asks visitors: What do we leave behind when we create and produce? Who loses? And what does a future fuelled by circular practices look like?

Interested in circularity and sustainable materials such as mycelium for a school project? The Industrial Design Program RMIT team invites design and technology students, as well as VCE school groups, to tour the IM-PERMANENT exhibition.

Morning and afternoon sessions are available for school groups between Monday and Friday. Bookings are required and can be made through DATTA VIC or via email at [email protected].


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