Why hubs matter for community

Why hubs matter for community

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Singapore Theatre, Glyn Davis Building

Masson Road

University of Melbourne

Parkville, VIC 3052


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Hear from our expert panel on how our schools can 'hub' for more of our community.

About this event

Chair: Associate Professor Ian McShane, Building Connections Lead, RMIT University.


Laurence Robinson (Brand Architects)

Caroline Menassa (Hub Coordinator, Broadmeadows)

Ruth Hamilton (Coordinator of Early Childhood Education and Care Services for the City of Greater Geelong)

Dr Tara Fritchitthavong (Manager Community Services and Social Infrastructure at Maribyrnong City Council)

Why hubs matter for community is the second of three panel discussions associated with the Sharing Schools, Building Communities exhibition open this July and August 2022.

Our expert panel will explore how schools as community hubs impact their neighbourhoods, compared to decentralised community education and services, and explain the gaps or pressure points in infrastructure, service planning and provision.

The Melbourne School of Design is proud to launch our latest Dulux Gallery exhibition which explores and celebrates the value of schools as community hubs.

Discover the latest evidence and expert advice about designing, developing and sustaining schools as community hubs to enhance education, health and social connection. Sharing Schools, Building Communities presents the continuum of school-community connections and celebrates success stories to inspire and inform those just starting their hub journey.

ARC Project Partners

Australian Research Council

Queensland Government, Department of State Development, Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning

Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta

Government of South Australia Department of Education

RMIT University

Brand Architects

Clarke Hopkins Clarke

Exhibition supporters

Modern Teaching Aids


Hear and Learn

​​​​​​​Total Tech Productions

Dulux Gallery opening hours

Monday - Friday

10.00am - 4.00pm

The Sharing Schools, Building Communities exhibition will be open on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 July 2022, for Open House Melbourne.

The exhibition will also be open on Sunday 21 August 2022 for the University of Melbourne's Open Day.

The Dulux Gallery and Glyn Davis Building is wheelchair accessible. If you have any questions about your visit don't hesitate to email us at msd-exhibitions@unimelb.edu.au.

All visitors to University of Melbourne campuses, including galleries, must be fully vaccinated (or have a valid exemption). Find out more.

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