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Date Posted

May 12th, 2019

On May 24-25 Fed Square and Marketing Entourage will host Hack Fed Square, a design hack competition as part of Melbourne Knowledge Week that invites members of the Melbourne public to develop innovative solutions to the question: How can we ensure Fed Square remains one of Melbourne’s key cultural landmarks and iconic meeting places – a space where creativity, curiosity and inspiration collide?

With 60 participants chosen from public expressions of interest, Hack Fed Square is a mental sprint to come up with solutions to the question in just eight hours.

The event will begin with a briefing on the challenges facing Fed Square, on the evening of May 24, followed by a day of collaborative, creative planning and idea development on May 25. At the conclusion of the hack, teams will pitch their ideas to a panel of expert judges for the chance to have their idea become a reality at Fed Square. The pitch session will be held at Deakin Edge, with pitches beginning at 5:00pm and winners and prizes announced at 7:00pm.

Individuals and teams (of up to six people) are welcome to apply, but with 60 places available, people interested in taking part are urged to complete the Expression of Interest form without delay. Expressions of Interest close on May 15.

Hack Fed Square is part of Melbourne Knowledge Week, held from 20 – 26 May, proudly presented by the City of Melbourne, facilitated by Marketing Entourage and supported by PHORIA and Uvideo.

To find out more about Hack Fed Square or to submit an Expression of Interest, click here.

“Hack Fed Square is a fantastic initiative that continues Fed Square’s history of seeking out and responding to the input and ideas of members of our community in how to ensure that we remain Melbourne’s premier civic space,” said Jonathan Tribe, CEO of Fed Square.

“This event is a truly unique opportunity for members of the public to provide ideas that will shape the future of Fed Square and help us maintain our position as an iconic meeting place and cultural landmark.”

Please note: To attend, participants must register and have their registration accepted. They also must be able to attend both the Friday evening and Saturday to be successful in securing a place. Registrations close 15th May 5pm.

For all media enquiries please contact:

Andrew Baber at andrew.baber@fedsquare.com