“Academics and university researchers are known for their untidy desks, with post-it notes dotted around their computers.
However, walking into the offices, shared workspaces and workshops at Swinburne University’s ‘Design Factory Melbourne’ located within the Innovation Precinct, is more akin to what would expect walking into a creative agency.
One of 24 similar hubs worldwide, and the only one in Australia, the idea for this ‘factory’ was first born in Finland by legendary architect Alvar Aalto.
“It’s about creating an environment that brings together often a disparate group of people, whether they’re researchers, creatives or financiers,” says Professor Anita Kocsis.”
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