Mention Docklands to most Melburnians and you will usually receive a reply that ‘nothing good happens in Docklands’ or something equally dismissive. Well, I think I have found something. Located in Victoria Harbour, which is the end of the line for 11 and 48 trams, Knowledge Market has popped up.
Knowledge Market is a collaboration between several agencies and is designed to facilitate community and sharing. Over the next 12 months the space will see a feast of facilitated and impromptu events for the local and extended community. It’s hard to describe the concept: it’s not quite a co-working space like CoBrew, although I can envision it being used for this purpose, and it’s not a pure event space. It is, however, a place where connectivity and engagement are encouraged.
The space itself is beautiful and purposefully designed to bring people together. If you’re doing Open House Melbourne this year and are in the Docklands area, you should definitely check it out. More importantly, if you have a thirst for sharing and peer-to-peer learning you need to experience it.
On the day, I noticed several areas of the venue: an empathy lab, story wall and wellbeing space that were specifically designed to encourage people to interact. Better yet, the workshop sessions included Lego and hula hooping.
There will be a ton of events throughout the year, both free and paid. The events are typically eclectic, unconventional and cast a wide net: learn to meditate, Twitterversity, getting your business future ready, to name a few.
Co-founder of The Plus Ones, Rukmal lives and breathes events.
Knowledge Market has invited a special guest, triple j’s ‘Hack’ host, Tom Tilley, to share his take on the idea that ‘Knowledge is Power’ on Thursday 28 July. Drawing on his experiences as one of Australia’s most inquisitive current affairs journalists, this talk isn’t to be missed. Tickets are free but limited so hurry!
892 Bourke Street, Docklands
Adjacent Library at The Dock