Machine Landscapes

Semester 1, 2013

With Saskia Schut and Dr. Scott Mitchell

Machine Landscapes: a meander through the future now of terra(or) forming, straddling the intersecting overlaps of land art (‘Spiral Jetty’ Robert Smithson, ‘Solar Sintering’ Markus Kayser), mining (open cut, tunnelling, leaching) planetary exploration (Mars Rover, DARPA-DIY Hack Space), robotic architecture (“Olzweg” R&Sie, “Walking City” Archigram, ‘geotextile’ Beesley)

Time for Yourself

With Gyungju Chyon

Rapid technological development compresses our time and space more and more, resulting in increasingly complex and stressful lives. The Time to Yourself studio reflects on the need in our contemporary lifestyle to recuperate mental and physical well-being.

The studio will investigate how people’s lives are driven and affected by both material
and non-material factors such

Haptic-ware

Gyungju Chyon

We experience our world through diverse stimuli perceived by our brain. As we grow from infant to child to adult, these stimuli develop into awareness, meanings and values. Sensorial experiences with artifacts, food, and the world around us structure and deepen our living experiences. A move to a more ecological future requires a deeper

The Body Ornament

Wednesdays, 5.30 PM to 9.30 PM
Room: 88.5.20/20A
At the surface, the body ornament concerns itself with notions of beautification, self-image & expression, emotional symbolism, social, religious & ethnic identification, familial connectedness etc. The practice of body adornment is deep rooted in human history; a practice which continues to progress & regress in the many evolving, tangible forms

Furniture Design

Semester 2, 2011

With Kjell Grant

 

This studio will be directed by Prof. Kjell Grant.

 

organized around 3 ideas resolved into one final piece of furniture presented at the graduation assessment. Areas of choice are, concept (cutting edge design) and Commercial design  –   for offices, hospitality,airports And public areas.

About the Image: Oliver Field’s Hedge is a bench in the form of a squiggle in metal,

Design for Dementia Studio: with Alzheimer’s Victoria

Lecturers : Dr Judith Glover and Dr Areli Avendano

Research Partners :  Alzheimer’s Victoria

 

Alzheimer Disease (AD) is the most common form of dementia affecting half to 2/3rds of dementia suffers *. Governments and health services worldwide identify it a major health challenge in the coming decades. The Gavan Institute of Medical Research states ‘In 2009 the

Assistive Technologies for Positive Ageing

Lecturer : Frank Feltham

Research Partner : Dr Elizabeth Cyarto, NARI.

Australia’s population is ageing. Advances in health care, living standards and technology have contributed to lower fertility rates and increased life expectancy meaning that Australians are living longer and in the future older people will make up a larger percentage of our population* .

This population growth

Immersive Büro

Studio Leaders: Scott Mayson & Dustin Bailey

Studio Time & Location: Wednesday 5:30 pm 8:30 pm 100.06.06 & Thursday 9:30 – 12:30 pm 100.05.007

This studio explores future of design practice, one that is situated within the premise: How will we as designers utilize digital tools to design out future world.  Immersive Büro will explore latest digital developments with specific interactive

3 Ways Forward

Simon Curlis
Melbourne is projected to host 7.7 million citizens in 2051 as the population densifies and climate change creates more weather impacts with greater frequency, our transport systems and infrastructure will be overwhelmed. As such it is wise to observe mobility service systems that work in densely populated cities and more impactive conditions than we

Glass Fines Re-purposing

Studio Tutors: Dr Liam Fennessy & Mark Douglas

With: Simon Lockrey and Dr Judith Glover

Partners: Sustainability Victoria, Mark Douglass & the Alex Fraser Group

Studio Timetable: Thursday 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm & Intensive Dates & Location TBC
The recycling of glass is an energy intensive and highly tuned process that results in a very large quantity of mixed and contaminated