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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

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

Polar possibilities

Ben Landau

The future of Antarctica is uncertain. Although many nations have signed on to protect it as a continent of peace and science; globalisation, geopolitical arm wrestles, global warming, the race for resources and even ideological battles threaten its present condition.

In this studio, designers will use research to visualise these futures in critical objects, images,

Human+

Soumitri Varadarajan & Robert Eales

The Human+ studio is looking for students keen to develop products and prototype them for presentation to an industry partner. The studio is for students who are keen to develop and push their abilities in a few areas: product sketching, doing CAD and realising designs in 3D (CNC milling, vacuum forming,

Ceri Hann

Ceri Hann is a sessional tutor in the Industrial Design program at RMIT. He also has an ongoing engagement with the School of Art in the Art in Public Space Post-Graduate program. He is currently a PhD candidate in the School of Architecture and Design. The primary focus of his research is the development of

David Flynn

The consistent theme across David’s career, whether at Ogle Design, Bayly Design, Niche Design, Fuse or Willow Ware Australia, is his ability to innovate in areas that seem impenetrable to new ideas. David’s passion for creating products takes the users’ needs as the platform to evolve truly innovative engaging designs.

True innovation can be defined as

Frank Feltham

Frank Feltham is a lecturer in Industrial Design at RMIT University and the coordinator of the Honours Projects 1 and 2. His work explores the interrelationship between information technologies and the human as a physical and social agent. These design explorations are focussed on movement-based and tangible (or physical) interfaces that extend our traditional screen-based

Mick Douglas

Mick has a background in creative practice across design, art, performance and social engagement, alongside his work in design education.

His Design Studio teaching is in areas of design activism, critical and speculative design, social and sustainable design, sustainable mobility and performance design. He encourages design project propositions to act as agents of change.  Studio teaching

Gyungju Chyon

Gyungju Chyon is one the founders of interdisciplinary studio little wonder. Her interest in practice, research, and teaching lies in how well-being and energy concerns, in tandem with explorations of natural phenomena, new materials and manufacturing processes, can lead to new relationships between artifacts, environments and humans.

She oscillates between installation art, product design and craft, engaging