Designing the new world: Developing architectural education in response to climate change.
'DARC’ is an EU/Australia ICI Education Cooperation Program Joint Mobility Project. It commenced in July 2011, and will continue until mid 2014. The 6 schools involved in this project (RMIT Melbourne, UPC-ETSAB Barcelona, UTS Sydney, ENSA Toulouse, QUT Brisbane, Turin, Polytechnic) undertake some research and teaching activities framed around one of the most important issues of our time: educating future architects and designers to design in a world adapting to climate change.
Since 2011 Architecture students and staff at RMIT University have been undertaking design research under the name: All Change as correlated to the International Project: 'DARC' - Designing the New World: Developing Architectural Education in Response to Climate Change – this research is framed around design studio investigations and related support theoretical studies undertaken through ancillary elective subjects.