From Sketch To Manufacture

Studio leader: Ronnie Lacham

Studio partner: Planex

Studio Timetable:
Tuesday 17:00 – 20:00 and Wednesday 13:30 – 16:30

The studio aims to expand your understanding and articulation of industrial manufacturing and overlapping relationship with the creative design processes.

We will focus of this studio on maintaining the integrity of your vision and concept by improving your understanding of the process  as

Campbell Drake

Currently undertaking a PhD by practice at RMIT University in the School of Architecture and Design, Campbell Drake completed a Masters of Research Architecture at Goldsmiths University and a Bachelor of Architecture at RMIT.

Focusing on architecture, design, contemporary art and social practice, Campbell Drake is a multidisciplinary practitioner who seeks to challenge conventional interpretations of

Culpra Station

Campbell Drake

Known as Culpra Station, this multidisciplinary studio is centered around a 8500 hectare site in rural New South Wales and will explore social enterprise and design systems that provide economic, environmental, social and cultural benefits to local communities. The studio has been formulated following an invitation by the Culpra Milli Aboriginal Corporation to assist

Book—Lab

Georgia Hutchison and Sophie Gaur

Book Lab addresses the spatiality, culture and intangibility of reading. The traditional artifact of the ‘book’ is transforming, mutating. New forms are celebrated: art book fairs, independent publishing, handmade books, podcast libraries, long-form and micro-publishing, twitter feeds, publication as exhibition, storytelling nights and reading rooms, book clubs, etcetera.

This studio explores and celebrates the

Simon Curlis

Masters of Design (Research), RMIT University
The context that I practice in is: enabling people to move about the world so they may have enriched lives within an ethical code of responsibility and accountability for one’s actions. As such, I seek to supervise projects that follow the mantra that “design is demonstrating the potential of an

Sustainable Bodies and Urban Playgrounds: Movement Based Interaction for an alternative now

Frank Feltham & Jeffrey Hannam

Three key challenges for sustainable living point to a pressing need for rethinking how the designed environment can better support physical health and well-being. With the advent of the compact city, it is anticipated that a large proportion of the Australian population will be living in urban centres in medium-to-high density

Power and People 2011

in collaboration with

Neal Haslem & SLOW Lab students, RMIT Media and Communications;

Ceri Hann RMIT Postgraduate participatory art researcher;

THE VILLAGE Festival   www.thevillagefestival.com.au

Wednesdays, 1.30 PM to 5.30 PM

Room: 88.5.20/20A

This studio course is a creative investigation of the relationship between power and people.

POWER as energy, capability, force.

PEOPLE as individuals, collectives, societies.

The studio will explore playful social participation in

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)

The Technology Puzzle

Ceri Hann

Is life a puzzle? Is technology a puzzle? What questions need to remain unanswered?
While tomorrow remains in question, designers still have a future to be designing for…?
Designing puzzles maybe one solution to the problem of understanding problems both individually and collectively. This studio will investigate many of the philosophical puzzles that relate to design

The Re-Usefuls Project

 

When: Mondays 1.30-4.30 & Thursdays 1.30-4.30

Lecturers: Nick Johns, Bonnie So & Dr Liam Fennessy

Partner: Sustainability Victoria

As we watch our household recycling industry falter –  with the local market value of recycled materials collapsing, and off-shore processors refusing to accept our post-consumer packaging waste – we are facing major environmental and resource availability challenges.

These challenges are ultimately design problems,