The Launch of Techfest took place at the National Gallery of Victoria. Students from Diamond Valley College were able to participate in the day’s activities.
The Minister for Education James Merlino joined Tech School students for the launch of Tech Fest and embarked on the Melbourne Design Week Challenge ‘e-waste evolution’.
As part of the Design Challenge, the students deconstructed e-waste, in the form of old laptops, and used recycled components to re-purpose into new products.
As an extra treat, the students go a guided tour of the Triennial Exhibition. The NGV Triennial showcases the use of STEM across mediums including fashion, furniture and interior design, and like Tech Schools, Melbourne Design Week and the NGV Triennial show what design thinking can achieve and how sustainability is critical to our future.
The Tech Schools and the NGV have discussed many ways that they may collaborate, and today’s Design Challenge is the first event of many more to come!