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Design Challenge Crime winner to be announced
The winning team in this years RMIT University Design Challenge competition will
be announced tomorrow, Wednesday, 10 November.
The 2010 Design Challenge: Crime focuses on the role design can play in crime
prevention, planning and response in our communities.
The challenge has brought together more than 30 researchers and specialists from
applied communications, urban planning, business, art, sociology, mathematics
and architecture. Five teams have been named as finalists.
The winner will be declared at the 2010 Design Challenge Crime Exhibition, an
exhibition featuring the finalist teams, running from 10 until 17 November at the
GPO, Melbourne. The winner will receive a $25,000 grant toward research and
development in 2011.
Finalists ideas relate to crime in social, economical and environmental ways.
These include an app for safe travelling through Melbourne, ideas to counter
financial and liquid resource criminals, and designing interactive and predictive
tools for planning infrastructure and communications to make a safer city.
The annual Design Challenge is run by RMITs Design Research Institute and was
launched in 2008 by the Victorian Minister for Industry Innovation and Regional
Development. Each year it focuses on a topical and urgent community issue.
It is supported by City of Melbourne, Design Victoria, Australian International
Design Awards and Standards Australia.
For more information see http://www.rmit.edu.au/research/institutes/design/dc10.
Design Challenge: Crime, winner announcement
Wednesday, 10 November, 10.30am for 11am
Melbournes GPO, Level 1, 350 Bourke St, Melbourne
Exhibition from 10 - 17 November: Monday - Thursday and Saturday, 10am - 6pm;
Friday, 10am - 8pm; Sunday 11am - 5pm. Entry free.
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