Learning on the Edge

Discover the wonders of learning in unconventional ways through a series of mind-expanding interactive events in Footscray from 16 – 17 November.

Learning on the Edge is an inaugural two-day program developed by Victoria University in collaboration with Victoria University Polytechnic, Maribyrnong City Council and community partners that offers unique learning and knowledge exchange opportunities for everyone.

Featuring six unique events at locations across Footscray, Learning on the Edge puts a twist on everyday experiences by encouraging participants to get out of their comfort zones.

Have a one-on-one conversation with renowned international street artist, Heesco, authors Anna Krien (Night Games) and Enza Gandolfo (The Bridge), the owner of the Sun Theatre and 2016 Australian Geographic Adventurer of the Year, Michael Smith, or Sudanese-Australian former refugee Akuol Garang.

Watch a debate unfold between ABC radio broadcaster Sami Shah and local secondary school students, or see life in Footscray through scientists’ eyes with Triple R’s Einstein A Go Go host Dr Shane Huntington and a panel of VU academics.

What happens when you meet someone new without seeing them? Have a guided conversation with a stranger in the dark to find out.

Explore the traditions behind Footscray’s famously diverse food scene in a special two-course meal at an Ethiopian, Sudanese or Vietnamese restaurant.

On Saturday 17 November, VU’s Nicholson Street Campus will be transformed into a Skills Street, where participants can learn something new in 60 minutes – from 4D printing and spinning records, to reupholstering furniture and repurposing left over kitchen products.

Visit footscraylearningontheedge.com to book tickets and find out more.