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Dr Alban Mannisi

Alban Mannisi is a Landscape Urbanist whose research focus is on the emerging political ecology implementation in landscape planning and the social ecology deployment through various indigenous environmental mediation. His recent projects decipher the globalisation of sustainable narrative and the foundation of localised citizen resistance to translate intangible landscape components in environmental design.

Deeply concerned with

Speculative Design Studio

Speculative Design is about propositional design concepts that embrace change and radical innovations or revision rather than iterative re-design. Speculative design embraces the ideas of Critical Design, Discursive Design and Product/Service/Systems Design to achieve our studio practice and project resolution. 

“Let’s call it critical design, that questions the cultural, social and ethical implications of emerging technologies.

Associate Professor Karli Verghese

Supervisor Meeting Times: Tuesdays, 13:00 – 14:30, in B44.1.4 (15 Lygon Street, a couple of doors down from B45)

I am a Principal Research Fellow in the Industrial Design program of the School of Design, RMIT University, Melbourne. My research activities have involved working with industry and government on areas such as packaging, food waste,

Dr Juan Sanin

Supervisor Meeting Time: Tuesday 11.30-2.30 (City Campus; Social Innovation Hub, Carlton; Gregory Lodge, Kensington)

I’m interested in how ‘design’ (in a very broad sense) can be used to create everyday experiences that contribute to people’s wellbeing. In my research and practice I combine a variety of methods from design, ethnography and cultural studies to embed myself

Pierre Proske

Supervisor Meeting Time: Tuesday 8.30-11.30 in B.45

Pierre Proske is an electronic media artist, creative coder and designer specialising in immersive and interactive installations. Having worked extensively in Europe on various commissions and artistic projects in conjunction with organisations such as the Ars Electronica Futurelab and Future Applications Lab, his work involves exposing the unspoken relationships

Dr Scott Mitchell

Supervisor Meeting Time: Tuesday 11.30-2.30 in B.45

Dr. Scott Mitchell is a lecturer in Industrial Design and a practicing artist. His undergraduate training was in Sculpture and his PhD examined the use and misuse of mass-produced objects with a particular focus on practices of hacking and open source communities. His research, teaching and art practice engages

Emma Luke

Supervisor Meeting Time: Tuesday 11.30-2.30 in B.45

Emma Luke is a designer, practitioner and academic with an extensive background in wearable product design. Having worked in both international brands, and her own labels, Emma’s interests are in intuitive technological interventions, post digital craft practice and personalisation.  

Emma is currently completing a PHD focused on wearable technology exploring

Andrew Louey

Supervisor Meeting Time: Tuesday 3.30-6.30 in B.45

Andrew is an experienced industrial designer and educator. An RMIT University and Art Center Europe alumni, his skills and insights in transportation (automotive, motorcycles, trucks) and product (power tools, consumer goods) design have been gained working locally and internationally with companies such as Ford, SAAB, Nissan, BlueSky Design, GMC

Dr Judith Glover

Wednesday 2pm- 5pm in B45

Dr Judith Glover is a lecturer in Industrial Design specialising in teaching social and sustainable design with a particular expertise in gender and sexuality, the craft/ design nexus, and design for batch production. With a background in the metal trades and industrial design, her particular focus of practice currently is with

Dr Liam Fennessy

Supervisor Meeting Time: Tuesday 11.30-2.30 in B.45

Concerned with how design practice might attend to the socio-cultural-environmental implications of new product and service development Dr Fennessy teaches across a range of design studio, theory and methodological domains at RMIT University. His research has two key foci: on industrial design pedagogy and practice after the project of