The Digital Footscray Pop-up Lab seeks to investigate community resilience, innovation and technology for social change.

Housed at the Dream Factory in the Inspire 9 coworking space Footscray, the RMIT research team will work side by side with the local community to better understand how they use digital technology. By applying digital ethnography methods with the community, it is hoped that both the researchers and the community will gain insight into how both social change and innovation can occur via technology use.

The Digital Footscray Pop Up Lab was born out of interest from three researchers, Jolynna Sinanan, Edgar Gómez Cruz and Jessica Noske- Turner who each bring their own expertise to the project. The project has been funded by an Enabling Capability Platform Grant, from RMIT University. The Digital Footscray Pop-up Lab is intended as a vehicle for embedded research and co-investigations around questions that matter to people and organisations living and working in Footscray. The project will run from July – December 2017.

The project will officially launch on Friday 11 August.

Check out the website for more information.

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We investigate how people experience the digital in everyday life, By researching from the ground up we bring fresh insight to a constantly changing world. The Digital Ethnography Research Centre DERC focuses on understanding a contemporary world where digital and mobile technologies are increasingly inextricable from the environments and relationships in which everyday life plays out. DERC excels in both academic scholarship and in our applied work with external partners from industry and other sectors.
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