Monash Design Week Exhibition; from left to right: Ian Wong and InDae Hwang, ‘Light Colour Humanity’; XYX Lab, ‘Consenting Cities’; Chuan Khoo, ‘Slow Data in the Age of Digital Things’
Past Event

Make With… Monash Design Week Exhibition


Tue 23 May 8:00am - 4:00pm
Wed 24 May 8:00am - 4:00pm
Thu 25 May 8:00am - 5:00pm
Fri 26 May 8:00am - 5:00pm
Sat 27 May 10:00am - 4:00pm


Free, booking required


No Vacancy Gallery
No Vacancy Gallery, Jane Bell Lane, Melbourne VIC, Australia


Accessible bathroom All gender bathroom Assistance animals welcome

Monash Design is exhibiting three unique design interventions, each engaging technology but deployed in entirely different ways.

Slow Data in the Age of Digital Things is an exhibition of artefacts built and developed by Chuan Khoo to demonstrate how we might consider alternative modes of engagement with digital data.

XYX Lab present Consenting Cities, a body of work that explores, documents, and visualises international research concerning gendered experiences of safety in global cities. Coded symbols are enmeshed in the graphic, each one connected to a set of typologically categorised data points that reveal the high percentages of women and gender-diverse people who feel unsafe in public spaces. Utilising smartphone technology exhibition visitors can ‘decode’ the wall, and reveal the confronting data that continues to impact on women and gender diverse-people’s participation in cities. This work connects across the globe, simultaneously mirroring the Consenting Cities installation at Palazzo Mora’s ‘Time Space Existence exhibition’ in Venice.

Ian Wong and InDae Hwang present Light Colour Humanity, an immersive Augmented Reality (AR) experience that shines a spotlight on Australia’s design history through virtually exploring the objects that have defined the country’s design pedigree. All objects curated from the Ian Wong Collection and the AR component designed by InDae Hwang.


Ian Wong

Ian Wong is an industrial design educator and researcher, with over twenty five years of professional practice experience. is currently Program Director – Master of Industrial Design at MADA Monash University. This double Master’s degree is delivered at the Southeast University-Monash University Joint Graduate School Suzhou in China.

Monash University Department of Design XYX Lab

XYX Lab is a team of experienced design researchers exploring gender-sensitive design practices and theory. Our work operates at the intersection of gender, identity, urban space and advocacy. Through our research, we bring together planners, policy makers, local government and stakeholders to make tangible the experiences of underrepresented communities in urban space and planning.

InDae Hwang

Indae Hwang is a Melbourne-based interactive artist and designer, researcher and lecturer in the Department of Design at Monash University. His research focuses on the importance of critical reflection in our relationship with emerging digital technologies through the form of interactive arts.

Chuan Khoo

Chuan Khoo is a creative practitioner specialising in interaction design, digital media and physical computing. Working across design and art, his practice explores and reflects a necessary dualism that interrogates the twin edges of technology – its optimism, the darker side of its velocity, and the ethereal nature of our digital entanglements.

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