16 January 2024

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MOD,’s new interactive exhibition BROKEN, explores the widespread feeling that the world is broken, and nothing will change. From the fight against climate change to the housing crisis, we seem to be struggling, but what if we imagined new ways of being? If our old systems are broken, what should we build in their place?

BROKEN opens at MOD. at the University of South Australia on Tuesday, 16 January. Adelaide’s futuristic museum is open to visitors of all ages, though its exhibitions are aimed at youths in the 15 to 25 age bracket.

Visitors can see how trees might vote in politics, explore how learning could mean more, hear a voice from 60,000 years in the future, put nature first and challenge the housing system.

Exhibition Co-ordinator, Dr Dylan DeLosAngeles, says BROKEN is unlike anything MOD. has done before.

“It steps beyond despair or frustration and into a world of alternative systems,” he says. “At the start of the experience, visitors will be loaned a unique token. As they journey through, the token is scanned to record answers that are posed in the exhibits, revealing a personalised story about how they see the world at the end of their experience.”

MOD. is a future-focused museum, a place to be inspired by ideas at the intersection of science, art, and innovation. MOD. is like no other museum experience in Australia. By bringing together researchers, industries, and students, the exhibitions showcase how research shapes our understanding of the world around us and helps us to better imagine possible futures.

Director of MOD., Dr Kristin Alford says, “We live in a volatile, uncertain world and it’s no surprise that with climate change and AI people feel like the world isn’t fit for purpose. It feels a bit broken. This exhibition acknowledges that but equips visitors with skills in future-thinking, so that they can imagine alternatives and leave with a sense of active hope.”

This exhibition is open from 16 January to 22 November 2024. MOD. is open Tuesday to Saturday, 10am to 5pm and is free to visit. Find more information about BROKEN on MOD.’s website.


Media contact: Erika Barrett, (she/her), MOD. Engagement Officer E: Erika.Barrett@unisa.edu.au M: 0423 928 774

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