Radical Utopia: an archaeology of a creative city, RMIT Gallery, 2023. Photo: Tobias Titz.
Past Event

Radical Utopia: An Archaeology of a Creative City

Presented by RMIT Culture


Thu 18 May 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Radical Melbourne: City of Ideas (at The Capitol)
Thu 18 May 11:00am - 5:00pm
Fri 19 May 11:00am - 5:00pm
Sat 20 May 12:30pm - 5:00pm
Tue 23 May 11:00am - 5:00pm
Wed 24 May 11:00am - 5:00pm
Thu 25 May 11:00am - 5:00pm
Fri 26 May 11:00am - 5:00pm
Sat 27 May 12:30pm - 5:00pm


Free, no booking required


RMIT Gallery
Building 16 - Storey Hall, 344 Swanston St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia


Assistance animals welcome Wheelchair accessible

Melbourne in the 1980s was the site for new ideas to emerge, bend and transform the city, making its mark in post-modern design and media. Radical Utopia: an archaeology of a creative city explores the ways design and activism shaped the innovative cultural city we know today.

Radical Utopia focuses on the studios, places, and spectacles of Melbourne where design was fiercely debated and produced. Surveying nightclubs, fashion parades, architecture media, gaming labs, graphic design collectives and everything in-between, Radical Utopia provides a map of the cultural infrastructure of the city and inner suburbs.

This exhibition is curated by Harriet Edquist and Helen Stuckey.

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