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Melbourne Development Circle

Co-Design: An evolution of community development?


$18 - $22 AUD + BF

$18 - $22 AUD + BF

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Melbourne Development Circle

Co-Design: An evolution of community development?

Date and Time

Tue 18th Jun 2019, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


City Of Melbourne Bowls Club
West Melbourne VIC 3003, Australia

Event description

This event is at capacity and we won't be releasing any more tickets. There will be no tickets at the door.

Co-design is a hot priority that is attracting funding across the development sectors. But how is it really different to community development, participatory action research, or human centred design?

In this event, Melbourne Development Circle presents a robust discussion about the co-design approach: where it has come from, why it should - or should not - be used, and what does it truly look like when applied? Our panel will share real experiences where co-design has been applied to address the SDGs, what success and failure looks like, and lessons learned from their communities. Attendees will develop a better understanding of the risks, accountabilities and readiness in keeping to the true co-design process.


  • José Ramos, Director, Action Foresight
  • Lucy Fraser, Senior Social Innovator, TACSI
  • Christine Thong, Academic Director & International Program Lead, Design Factory Melbourne
  • Eleanor Louden, CEO, Engineers Without Borders

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Melbourne Development Circle (MDC) fosters a culture of collaboration and knowledge­ sharing between people and organisations creating positive social, economic, environmental and cultural change. We believe that via innovation and collaborative effort, the development sector can continue to increase its impact as a positive change agent within communities in Australia and abroad. Our team of volunteers curate regular events which provide a platform for the Melbourne-based development community to share ideas, discuss topical development issues, and network in a relaxed environment.