UNSW launches HTH prototype space

UNSW’s new Health Translation Hub (HTH) prototype space –The Bank – has been relaunched as a health precincts hub on the UNSW Kensington campus. The revitalised space is a visible showcase of UNSW’s initiatives and activities that support health and partnership with government, industry and education. 

The Big Anxiety Research Centre (BARC), which is Australia’s leading research centre for arts-based support for trauma, mental health and suicide prevention, took the inaugural residency.

BARC launched the space with an Open Studio, showcasing their creative tools and programs. Scientia Professor Jill Bennett led the project, and enjoyed seeing the university come together to discuss health.
“Our residency in The Bank built upon our ‘Festival of Care’ program – a collaboration with South Eastern Sydney Local Health District,” she said.

"The arts offer an understanding of experience, a way to express, talk about and communicate experience, and then, by extension, a means to work through it, and potentially inform ways to tailor support that meets people’s needs.”
The Bank is currently hosting ADA x Health – a month-long UNSW Arts, Design & Architecture (ADA) program of research collaboration and knowledge sharing that emphasises their imaginative and community-focused ways of improving health.

UNSW ADA is inviting researchers, students and partners to discuss inclusive strategies for ensuring communities are always front of mind in responses to health priorities. The initiative runs until mid-November.

Staff and students at The Bank