A collaborative problem-solving space at the core of the Faculty. What problem would you like us to solve?
The Innovation Hub is an interdisciplinary problem-solving initiative at the heart of UNSW’s largest and most diverse faculty, the Faculty of Arts, Design & Architecture (ADA). Established in 2021, the ADA Innovation Hub brings together our unique mix of expert knowledge from across six schools, six research centres, and multiple other labs, studios and galleries to solve problems, respond to opportunities, and facilitate positive change.
Each year the Innovation Hub undertakes a selection of projects proposed by our students, staff, industry, or community partners, and is led by Carly Vickers. Through carefully curated interdisciplinary teams of ADA staff and students we work inclusively and collaboratively to find creative solutions to the diverse and complex issues of our time.
In 2021 five ADA project teams received seed funding to develop creative strategies for the new UNSW Health Translation Hub (HTH), a key building within the Randwick Health & Innovation Precinct (RHIP).
The Empathy Project is a co-produced creative collaboration between the ADA Innovation Hub and the office of the Pro Vice Chancellor Education and Student Experience.
This project presents an initial attempt to tackle the question: How do we understand racism, and what is the role of the university in tackling racism and racialisation both within the institution and more broadly?
The ADA Labs Pathway Project (LPP) offers students the opportunity to experience the world-leading research labs across the Faculty of Arts, Design & Architecture (ADA).
Developed by ADA Lecturer in Design Stephen Goddard, the Innovation Hub visual identity was designed to respond to the essence of the Hub's problem solving approach.
How might we reimagine, reinvent, or reconfigure the University of the Future?
Project selection for 2022 has now closed. Industry partners and local communities are welcome to pitch their problems to the Innovation Hub for selection in 2023.
Students enrolled in courses across Arts, Design & Architecture or alumni may become involved with specific projects by contacting the Innovation Hub.
We source our unique knowledge experts from across our professional and academic staff within Arts, Design & Architecture and UNSW to work on selected projects.