You don’t need a microscope to examine the DNA of our city. Melbourne’s DNA is in its data: maps, stories, the information we collect, the projects we undertake. The city is alive, and the echoes it creates tell us not only how it has evolved, but also what futures are open to us.

Melbourne City DNA is an imaginative blending of the physical and digital worlds, using emerging technology to bring the city’s data sets to life and illustrate how Melbourne is changing in real time.

See the city through the eyes of others with virtual reality, and discover new insights via interactive touchscreen maps and a live printed, projection-mapped 3D city model.

Melbourne City DNA is a City of Melbourne exhibition presented at Melbourne Knowledge Week.

Sessions were available from 20 to 26 May 2019.


Exploring city shaping, impacts on mobility and community voices through data stories and emerging technology.

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