• The ‘Class of 2020’: the first heroes of our Making of a Hoodie podcast

    Eight youngsters, three continents, a podcast and a hoodie. What’s the story? 

    It’s the first-ever episode of our new podcast series, Making of a Hoodie, and we celebrate some very special heroes: the Class of 2020, a group of Year 12 students from Australia, India and Zimbabwe

    We wanted to find out: How do you navigate this complicated reality that’s never been seen before? What opportunities have come out of it? How do you respond when your teacher breaks down in class? Can we ever stop learning? Does technology really mean progress? What colour can represent 2020, a year like no other?

    So we asked the kids at the frontline of the most complex revolution in educational delivery of the 21st century. And then we asked them to design a hoodie - a symbol of their story, of the story of what our lives can be. A hoodie that inspires us to reach for a fairer world.

  • ‘Our identity is our history and our future’: a brief account of the Miller family and Yarilena

    Rhian Miller, AIME Associate Designer

    The NAIDOC 2020 theme “Always Was, Always Will Be” to me is about celebrating all of us, as human beings coming together to learn, share and celebrate the oldest continuing culture on the planet and for us all, Indigenous and non-Indigenous, to embrace the true history of this country – a history which dates back thousands of generations. 

    This year, to celebrate my family's heritage I wanted to share a brief history of the Miller family and the establishment of Yarilena, the homelands I was fortunate enough to be raised on. 

    I’m incredibly humbled to have been able to learn about my family's identity during NAIDOC this year, to be able to reflect on our resilience and what it means to truly know who we are and where we come from.

  • The power of stories: connecting us to our cultures, unlocking our potential

    Taryn Marks, AIME General Manager

    In line with the NAIDOC Week 2020 theme Always Was, Always Will Be, I write this recognising the Wathaurong/Wadda Wurrung peoples where I live, and am grateful to the Elders and the community here for keeping my family and I safe on Country, for gifting stories that keep us connected and grounded in our cultures and languages.

    Stories matter, the ones told for us and the ones we tell about ourselves. We mentor kids so they have the power of writing and re-writing their own stories. We also hope to share stories with others and inspire the possibilities of creating a fairer world.

  • From the Founder: Reflections on knowledge, philosophy and who we are

    For thousands of years humanity has sought the answer to the great question: what it means to know yourself. That’s why knowing yourself is one of the values that guide us.

    We are a group of people driven by ARTISTS, PHILOSOPHERS, and DESIGNERS committed to unlocking TOOLS and KNOWLEDGE for the betterment of humanity. 

    We believe in a free world:  free ideas, free knowledge, free minds.

    We started out as a volunteer model, run for free. We do this work because we think it’s the right thing to do, and to ensure that the world’s most marginalised kids get a fair shot at life. At our heart, we started this to create something for the kids - to do something good :) And that’s why we get up every day.

  • AIME opens free university for all

    Today we have opened a new university - IMAGI-NATION {University} - to organise change and fight for a fairer world, providing the stage for marginalised school students to rise up as entrepreneurs and show they are not the problem to be fixed but the solution, for university students to organise change, for teachers to teach with imagination, for executives to fast-track diverse leaders into senior management to level the organisational playing field, and for citizens to use their imaginations to transform their local communities.
  • Welcome to AIME

    Hi, I’m the founder of AIME*. We’ve worked for 16 years as an IMAGI-NATION {Factory} looking to eradicate educational inequality for marginalised ...