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Acknowledging the Anthropocene

Tutor: Björn Rust

Timetable: Tuesday 2:30pm  – 5:30pm

Location: 051.07.004

This tutorial proposes that in this epoch of human design, we must forge our built environments in response to vernacular peculiarities such that they fulfil local needs while also enriching the entire system beyond our immediate concerns.

The profound influence of humans on the environment and its climate systems

ThingSpeak

Tutor: Sophie Gaur

Timetable: Tuesday 2:30pm  – 5:30pm

Location: 051.08.004

The course aims to direct and assist a methodology of understanding objects both in a contemporary and a historical context.

ThingSpeak is a course to get you to think about Objects and ‘things’ in relation to ideas, prejudices, technologies and history. It questions how we look at objects and

…DAS IST NICHT SCHLICHT !!!

Studio Tutor: Ronnie Lacham

Studio Timetable:

 

This studio will simulate a design manufacturing factory; students will work collaboratively as individuals in a team producing a product – furniture and objects. The studio will have two key learning outcomes. The first, understanding industrial manufacturing processes and interrogate these processes. The second learning outcome is how designers can generate

Provocation Supa Dupa

Tutor: Emma Gerard: designer, singer, musician, and researcher at Melb Uni (VEIL)
 
Guest Speakers: Dave Roper (CEO Supa Dupa – ex CEO Crumpler),
Chris Ryan,
Michael Trudgeon
 
Supa Dupa Industries is a building venture between 3 friends who share
a common interest in recycling, repairing, art, integrity and affordability
in construction. We provide interior construction, fabrication,
architectural joinery and bespoke furniture manufacturing services

Lifestyle Narratives and Consumption Patterns

Tutor: Juliana Luna

Friday 1:30 – 4:30

Many consumers in the 21st century are well informed, global and mobile. We create and construct our identities through a collection or system of objects that represent our values, beliefs and lifestyles. This system of objects is hacked, altered, modified or transformed by the body, as well as by the

Absurdity and your ID

Tutor: Rob Eales

Friday 1:30 – 4:30

As designers, we are expected to work rationally and reasonably. However, there are other ways to design and by shifting our viewpoint and considering the absurd, the ridiculous and the silly we can develop alternative ways of designing and other ideas about the practice and roles of designers.
During the course,

Virality

Tutor: Emma Luke

Tuesday 1:30 – 4:30

The social graph, virtual currency, digital surveillance, prosumers, IOT, AI, Black mirror. Welcome to the fourth wave.
The rise of digital technology, data visualization and distribution, ‘changes both the things we make and how we use them’ (Sennett, 2008). This tactics research studio will consider the relationship between the digital

Juliana Luna

I’m an Industrial and fashion designer, lecturer and creative problem solver with a passion for designing sustainable and socially meaningful futures. I specialise in creative methodologies design research whilst focusing on consumer behaviour and its correlation with the philosophical, environmental and cultural aspects of contemporary society. I’m a PhD candidate at Monash University where I’m

Tim Denshire-Key

   

Tim Denshire-Key is an independent designer based in Melbourne. His practice currently spans a number of areas from bespoke furniture to exhibition design. He works across a range of projects that have social/ sustainability outcomes at their core.

Emily Ballantyne-Brodie

Agency of individuals is a key ingredient in design to create systems change. I think that being kind and believing that all people are nice is important thing to remember in life. Critical thinking and conviviality in design leads to more innovative outcomes.

My name is Emily. I am a designer-researcher in food systems design