Transforming our student spaces

24 March 2015

Monash College's new interactive QR code installation is part of a recent refurbishment at level 4, 222 Bourke Street.

At Monash College our walls can talk.

Interactive installation art installed at our City Campus allows students to scan the walls and be directed to videos and websites.

Featuring QR codes, the interactive art is one of two new installations by Melbourne artist, Chris Clements.

'The concepts for the pieces are based around multiculturalism and pedagogical discussions on inquiry-based learning and technology,' says Clements.

'Embedded QR codes within the work link to websites, providing students with a platform to further inquiry on an array educational, and sometimes surprising, websites.'

'The piece's vivid colouring and use of repetition throughout the building creates a focal point in the student social space,' he said.

Part of a recent refurbishment project on level 4 of our Bourke Street premises, Clements worked closely with a team at Monash College to transform our social spaces. A second installation features a row of scaled up international power sockets which line-up like emoticon faces.

Our newest facilities, which were opened earlier this year, feature vibrant social spaces and colourful, modern rooms designed with language teaching in mind.

The refurbishment is one of multiple capital work improvements occurring across the College. The ongoing works ensure that we provide a modern teaching and learning environment for our students.

Photo credit: Matthew Stanton