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CBD North

Studio leader: Wil Campbell

Studio Associates: RMIT University, University of Melbourne, City of Melbourne.

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

CBD North is a visioning project shared by RMIT University, City of Melbourne and the University of Melbourne (UoM). We speculate on the future development of the area between RMIT and UoM. This small district

Design for Ability

Studio Leader: Simon Curlis

Studio Partners: Jayco Caravans, CDRN Car Design Research Network, other partners to be advised.

Studio Timetable:
Tuesday 13:30 – 16:30 and Thursday 13:30 – 16:30

This Studio is about a design challenge set by industry partner to create a next generation concept caravan. Our ultimate goal is to create a digital prototype that will be

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

FOOD TERROIR 2016

Scott Mayson and Marcus Cher

Designing a food landscape for the haute cuisine dining experience. Working with world renown chef Ryan Flaherty “Mr Jennings” to explore a sensorial approach to fine dining. You will design cutlery, flatware, tools & vessels et al. Across a broad range of materials and processes: additive manufacturing, casting, forming & finishing.

Furnitecture: Macro furniture / Micro architecture

Ronnie Lacham

Studio FURNITECTURE macro/micro aims to design furniture/architecture for living within a given volume. A studio based on making, both in process and 1:1 scale outcomes.
Using the apartment typology as a ground for speculation, the studio will investigate and develop fresh narratives for habitation. Students will be given a set volume in which they will

MYOM (Make your own machine)

Ben Landau + Lucile Sciallano

The widespread adoption of rapid prototyping and 3d printing has completely connected 3d digital design to manufacturing. Meanwhile, in a backlash against mass-produced objects, the aesthetic of handmade objects have become increasingly desirable. As designers, we need to conceive not only new objects, but also new ways of making them.
In this

Radically SCHLICHT!

Dr Malte Wagenfeld, RMIT & Prof Wolfgang Laubesheimer, KISD, Cologne Germany

This is a ‘Global Intensive’ exchange studio between RMIT and KISD, Cologne Germany.This studio has received a $20,000 Endeavour grant to help RMIT students cover travel costs. The studio will include two intensive mode sessions, in April KISD students will visit RMIT and in mid-June

augmented | landscapes

with Ross McLeod + Charles Anderson + Chuan Khoo

feedback

FEEDBACK is animated by three conceptual concerns: site-specificity; sensory experience; and individuals’ connections to place. The studio will explore the creation of new sensory relationships between people and place, building a sense of belonging to the larger community through the built environment.

FEEDBACK will be conducted as an interdisciplinary

Juan Sanin

I’m a lecturer in Industrial Design at RMIT University. My research looks at the broad field of Design Anthropology. I’m particularly interested in the material culture of everyday life, the articulation of ethnographic fieldwork and design practice, and the use of co-design methods to involve users in the design process. More recently, I’ve come interested in

Future of Cleaning

with Simon Curlis and industry partner www.oates.com.au
The Future of Cleaning.
Melbourne is facing a future where the population will reach 8 million people by 2050, climate change and peak oil will cause many of our current systems to become redundant. For Companies such as Oates, business as usual will be adapting to changes and devising better ways of