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March 2017

RMIT Alumni News

Fashion Week

We’re excited to share that this month four RMIT fashion graduates will showcase their collections in the National Graduate Showcase, part of the Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival (VAMFF). Only 12 graduates are chosen from across the country to be part of this prestigious event.

As part of International Women’s Day on 8 March, we will celebrate the women who are leading in property, construction and project management at our Women Building Futures event.

For alumni interested in design check out Designing the Future, a free MOOC from RMIT and FutureLearn on how design thinking and design approaches can transform your life and the wider world. You can enrol anytime up until 10 March.

And Jazmina Cininas, alumnus and RMIT lecturer, explains the historical link between RMIT City campus’ Storey Hall and female werewolves – the inspiration for her stunning White Night show that captivated crowds.

Best wishes,

Keiran Hargreaves
RMIT University

Image above: Graduate collection designed by Victoria Bliss

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National Graduate Showcase VAMFF

This prestigious runway event on 19 March, part of the Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival (VAMFF) will feature four RMIT graduates. Tickets are still available – don’t miss out.

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Koky Saly

Video: founder of Beekeeper Parade and RMIT graduate Koky Saly

Koky Saly, RMIT graduate and founder of Beekeeper Parade, creates up-cycled beautiful backpacks and bags, which uses business to inspire change. Koky collaborated with fellow alumnus and filmmaker Michael Johnstone. The result is a beautifully shot film which tells the remarkable story behind Beekeeper Parade.

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Exhibition: High Risk Dressing/ Critical Fashion

On now until 18 March at the RMIT Design Hub, High Risk Dressing/Critical Fashion looks at the ideas and community coalescing within contemporary fashion practice today through the lens of the Fashion Design Council (FDC).

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EVENTS

Women Building Futures

8 MAR 2017

Women Building Futures 2017

Save the date to celebrate the women who are leading in property, construction and project management on International Women's Day 2017.

Guangzhou

11 Mar 2017

Guangzhou Alumni Networking Event

The Australia China Alumni Association is hosting a free reception dinner in Guangzhou for alumni living in China.

World Social Work Day

21 mar 2017

Outrage! World Social Work Day

Join us on World Social Work Day for a discussion led by Alex Bhathal, an alumnus and former Greens candidate for the seat of Batman.

Priscilla Ho

The female werewolf and her shaggy suffragette sisters

After the success of her show at this year’s White Night, alumnus Jazmina Cininas explains the historical link between RMIT City campus’ Storey Hall and female werewolves.

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Designing Futures

Design the future: free MOOC from RMIT and FutureLearn

Discover how you can use design thinking and design approaches to transform your life and the wider world with Designing the Future, a new free MOOC from RMIT and FutureLearn. You can enrol anytime up until 10 March.

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VR Podcast

RMIT podcast listen now - Industry Trends: Virtual and Augmented Reality

Virtual Reality is a technology that has threatened to be vaporware since the 1990s. Now that it’s here, what are we using it for? What should we be using it for? Dr Jonathan Duckworth, Director of Creative Interventions, Arts and Rehabilitative Technology Lab chaired this fascinating discussion.

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Emily McPherson Building

SNAPSHOT: RMIT’S HISTORY – THE EMILY MCPHERSON BUILDING

The heritage-listed Emily McPherson building opened in 1927. Originally known as the Emily McPherson College of Domestic Economy, the Emily McPherson building became the centre of home economics teaching in Victoria.

Image credit: RMIT Archives