CoDesign Culture Lab



The CoDesign Culture Lab—lead by the ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science—is a four-day event series featuring workshops, presentations, facilitated CoDesign sessions, and public programming to explore innovations in engineering and computer science practice, teaching and critical discourse.

Join us as we explore the future of engineering and computer science and help us codesign  a path forward that meets the challenges of the 21st century and beyond.

What is Reimagine? 

Through the Reimagine investment, we are working on a number of interconnecting themes – people, infrastructure, research, education, to name a few. Running through all of these themes is a commitment to collaborative practice and codesign.

We feel strongly that the best ideas and solutions to problems are generated within diverse groups of people. We are uniquely positioned to call on our national and international colleagues, students, alumni, and others, to work together as we frame our agenda and begin the process of achieving our goals. 

As we collaborate, a new type of engineering, computing, and associated educational models, fit for the middle of the 21st century will emerge. This is all about understanding and shaping large-scale systems of people interacting with each other through their digital and physical environments. 

We will explore who has been afforded the opportunities to participate in problem finding and problem solving, and who has typically been excluded. We will also begin to articulate systems and processes that are inclusive to everyone who is interested in participating in these challenges.

What is the CoDesign Culture Lab? 

The CoDesign Culture Lab will look at the role of creativity and collaboration in contemporary engineering and computer science practice. It will also explore how we can bring these ideas into new teaching and learning environments. 

In organising the CoDesign Culture Lab, we continue the process of building a network of collaborators who will inspire and provoke us, keep us active and accountable. We will learn about each other’s work through a series of workshops and provocations. We will codesign research and education agendas and we will explore diverse models of innovative practice.

We can’t deploy methods and techniques of the past and expect different outcomes. We need to reimagine problem solving and work together to form interdisciplinary teams of world class thinkers who are capable of tackling the complexity before us.



Upcoming events

Creativity and Collaboration Summit – public event

1–5.30pm 26 Nov 2019

In this introductory session we have invited researchers and practitioners exploring issues related to technology, design and future oriented problem solving to share their work.

CoDesign with our Reimagine Fellows

9am–12.30pm 28 Nov 2019

The Reimagine Fellows will lead a number of CoDesign workshops that explore their exciting sponsored projects.

Education Lab – public event

2–5.30pm 28 Nov 2019

Building a community of ‘critical friends’ is a major goal of our work and this event will see these essential people evolve.

Education Lab – CECS faculty and staff

9am–5.30pm 29 Nov 2019

These are facilitated CoDesign sessions that explore innovation in teaching, learning and future priorities for engineering and computer science education.


Updated:  1 June 2019/Responsible Officer:  Dean, CECS/Page Contact:  CECS Marketing