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Juliette Anich

Dr Juliette Anich is an active entrepreneur and researcher, problem solver and conversationalist. Her interests lie in exploring environmental and social change through research, teaching and project development. She loves crazy ideas, start-ups and growing businesses.

Juliette has a Bachelor in Design from UNSW, a Masters in Business from RMIT where her thesis looked into ethical consumer

Heico Wesselius

Heico Wesselius (M.Phil in Economics) received his Bachelor’s degree in Applied Economics from the Amsterdam Business School, The Netherlands.  He worked for several leading management consulting practices in The United States, Europe and Asia.

Since 2005, he has collaborated with various strategic design consultancies and agencies in New York City, Amsterdam, London, Hong Kong and Tokyo. 

Urban Innovation District

Studio Leaders:  Dr Juliette Anich & Ronnie Lacham

Studio Associates: RMIT University, University of Melbourne, City of Melbourne. Michael Trudgeon, Soumitri Varadarajan, Simon Curlis

Studio Timetable: Tuesday 9:30 am – 12:30 pm & Thursday 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm.

Urban Innovation District is a visioning project shared by RMIT University, City of Melbourne and the University of Melbourne (UoM). This

Eco Moto EV

Studio Leaders: Simon Curlis & Alistair McInnes.

What happens when Silicon Valley takes over from Detroit as a leading influence in transport design?

The rise of Tesla is an interesting shift from the dominance of Detroit only a century earlier. A perfect storm of intellectual and financial capital has demonstrated for us the potential of disruptive businesses

Chuan Khoo

Chuan Khoo is an inter-disciplinary digital media artist, interaction designer and educator.

Chuan works across digital media and physical computing in his creative practice. Blurring the lines between art and design, he explores and questions the consequences of computing and the ethereal nature of emerging ties that may not bind.

Electronic contraptions and machine intelligence are manipulated

Wil Campbell

Wil is an alumni of RMIT’s Industrial Design program who graduated in 2010. Wil has worked across a wide range of projects and industries; from wayfinding consultancies to working with multinational cosmetics companies, via robotic bands, pop-up retail spaces and road trips to Mongolia with a 3D printer.

Wil’s primary interest is in the intersectional

Arjun Jayendran

Arjun has 9 years of industrial experience with Automotive, EME (Earth Moving Equipments), MHE (Material Handling Equipments) manufacturers like Caterpillar, Hyundai and Maini. He holds Masters in Product Design from Coventry University and has a background in Automobile Engineering . He has expertise in Electric Mobility, Human powered vehicles, exterior/ interior styling and concept art.

Ronnie Lacham

“The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.”

I’m a designer by training, I think in terms of creative patterns and relationships between form and narrative. I play in the space in-between research and practice, always moving between what we think and create, and what we experience.

My work has evolved over time. Initially

Andrew Louey

Andrew Louey 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 gathered working locally and internationally with companies such as Ford, SAAB, Nissan, BlueSky Design, GMC and Electrolux amongst others.

Andrew is passionate

The Craft of Design

Studio Leaders: Andrew Louey & Arjun Jayendran

Studio Timetable:
Monday 17:00 – 20:00 and Thursday 17:00 – 20:00

More and more every day we encounter or interact with slickly-designed anodyne products assembled from injection moulded polymers or machined exotic alloys. These goods have become symbols of modern manufacture – precisely identical, flawless, soul-less and devoid