The Great and Grand Rumpus

The Great and Grand Rumpus (GGR) is a magical large scale installation. It brought together the skills, experience and ideas of many culminating in a playful public space made by the community for the community to have a Great and Grand Rumpus in! Context GGR was collaboratively designed, managed and delivered by the Young People …

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Our Work is where we showcase some of the more memorable things that have happened at The Edge, alongside the collaborators that we’ve worked with to make them happen. Most of our featured collaborators are either Catalysts, experts hired to share their skills with the team, or Residents, emerging practitioners supported to complete a project.

One Last Apocalypse

One Last Apocalypse (OLA) was a six-month project that yielded a number of public activities. During this process The Edge engaged with a broad cross-section of individuals, communities and organisations.   Context The project included a series of themed pop culture book clubs, games nights and design thinking meetups which eventually progressed into five weeks …

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Bio Crisis

A biological weapon in the form of mosquitoes was accidentally released in Brisbane and has taken many lives.  Have you been infected? Come to the biotech lab at The Edge SLQ and undergo resistance testing to see if you will survive. Sign up to one of the following sessions to check if you have been …

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Cardboard Kaiju

A giant Kaiju (monster) is trying to take over a large-scale cardboard city in The Edge Auditorium. Come and defend Brisbane against the Kaiju in this collaborative board game experience.   Context Cardboard Kaiju was a part of the One Last Apocalypse project that was delivered at The Edge in 2017 over six-months. It’s a …

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MAKEIT Workshop Plans and Kits

Joule Thief

MAKEIT Workshop Plans are detailed lesson plans for Libraries, educators and the community at large. Under a share-alike, attribute, non-commercial Creative Commons license you can download, use, edit, present and re-write these workshops plans to make them your own! Context We’ve documented some of our most popular workshops and made them available to download under Creative …

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QUT & Kombucha

Kombucha Shoe

Every year, The Edge and QUT Fashion students work together on developing cutting edge fashion with a new era, sustainable material – Kombucha. Context About Kombucha Kombucha is produced by fermenting sweet tea using a symbiotic colony bacteria and yeast. It is a lightly effervescent drink regarded by many as functional food that assists in …

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IRL Festival

Context In 2015 Brisbane Powerhouse hosted the IRL Festival, a program exploring the convergence between live arts, and digital and gaming culture. The Edge was asked to be involved.  As is the way with a lot of things The Edge does, we saw this as an opportunity to involve the larger community in a collaborative …

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Cubby Houses for Community

Lady painting a cubby house

Through a series of workshops, we worked with parents to develop, design and prototype custom cubby houses for their children. Context The Edge is committed to ensuring people from diverse communities are able to access its facilities and develop the skillset to ‘Do it Yourself’. The Cubby Houses for Community project is a part of The Edge’s commitment to inclusivity …

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The Edge AV desk

The Context The Sound programming period provided an opportunity to examine how art, science and technology intersect with sound. As was typical with programming periods, this program stretched across six months and presented a range of learning experiences and opportunities to The Edge community. It also gave us a chance to deepen engagements with existing …

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