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(In)between: material and (Im)material

Tutor: Ronnie Lacham

Timetable: Tuesday       2:30pm-5:30pm

Location: 009.02.017

This tutorial will critically explore approaches and methods in design. It aims to undertake a careful, reflective engagement with a range of design thinking and approaches – to examine and create a dialogue between fiction and reality, irrelevant and substance. This subject does not attempt to define the design, but rather to reveal

Everyday Design: Hacking Ikea

Tutor: Juan Sanin

Timetable: Tuesday 2:30pm – 5:30pm

Location: 009.02.018

This class builds on frameworks of Design Anthropology and the notion of everyday design to analyse the things that people do with ‘design objects’ at home, and you will hack an Ikea product so people can do other things with it.

The design objects that we find in a

Absurdity and Design

Tutors: Rob Eales
with guest appearances by Ceri Hann

Timetable: Tuesday 3:30pm – 6:30pm

Location: 009.02.016

This course looks at how ideas about absurdity intersect and interact with design thinking, design practice and design methods to develop other ways of thinking about and doing design.

As designers we are expected to work rationally and reasonably. However, there are other ways

Beyond the Triple Bottom Line: Spirituality & Sustainability

Tutor: Juliana Luna

Timetable: Thursday 2:30pm – 5:30pm

Location: 051.07.004

This course explores and documents current relationships between material culture and spirituality from an ecological perspective and speculates about the future role of design in the emerging field of spiritual sustainability through the production of critical objects.

More than a set of fixed goals and outcomes, sustainability can be

Bunkering Down

Tutor: Juliette Anich

Timetable: Wednesday  8:30am – 11:30am

Location: 009.02.017

 

This course explores historical and contemporary survivalists that actively prepare for speculative calamity and proposes creative solutions for this community.

What is more terrible than the unknown? During different moments in history people have lived with a fear of being under attack from dangers outside of their control. Despite

Design & Social Change: The Domestic Revolution

Tutor: Juan Sanin

Tmetable: Wednesday  8:30am-11:30am

Location: 009.02.016

 

This course analyses the ongoing transformations of domestic live using design ethnography methods and develops speculative design concepts to imagine the material culture of the future home.

In the last 20 years, domestic life has changed in dramatic ways that reflect broader social changes. We have seen how the traditional

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