Open State: Dream Factory

Experience a tour of The Dream Factory, former Rubber Factory and headquarters of Lonely Planet. Learn about the changing nature of work and transformation of the building into a hub for emerging technologies, design and social impact from anchor tenant and co-working operator Inspire9. Architects Therefore and ample will talk about their experience designing FAB9, the soon-to-open makerspace on the ground floor. Finally, the team from FAB9 will share their vision of putting Melbourne on the startup map by building a platform for hardware founders, entrepreneurs and designers working at the intersection of design and technology.


Open State is presented by Open House Melbourne as part of Melbourne Design Week—an initiative of the Victorian Government in collaboration with the NGV. Find out more about Melbourne Design Week here.

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90 Maribyrnong St, Footscray VIC 3011

Time & Date

Sunday, March 18th

1pm – 3pm

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Free, registrations essential

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