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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

Gordon Young

Gordon Young is the principal of Ethilogical Consulting. As a professional ethicist he offers extensive understanding of decision-making methodologies, value articulation, challenge management and strategic planning necessary for success in today’s hyper-connected, complex world.

Gordon is a lecturer in Professional Ethics with RMIT University’s School Design, and has worked extensively with volunteer organisations in rural communities,

Circular Economy

Tutor: Tim Denshire-Key

Friday 1:30 – 4:30

Design for sustainability goes beyond focusing on creating new products with low environmental impact. It requires rethinking how products are designed, how needs are resolved, and how resources are used. The Industrial Revolution brought about a linear model of production and consumption. In the 21st century, these practices are moving to

Towards Industrial Ecology: Design for Peri-Urban and Urban Agricultural Systems

Tutor: Emily Ballantyne-Brodie

Tuesday 5:30 – 8:30

Systems design allows designers to play a significant role in solving complex social, economic and ecological problems. Nourish Lab in semester 2 2018 will apply food systems design methodologies to the issues of peri-urban and urban agriculture.
Urban and peri-urban agriculture is expected to become increasingly important for social and environmental

E-Waste Consultative Design Solutions

Tutor: Gordon Young

Tuesday 9:30 – 12:30

E-waste is a relatively new and fast-growing challenge facing designers, with significant environmental and social implications – all of which makes it a perfect opportunity for industrial designers to build the professional skills necessary to address complex problems with broad consequences.
In this subject, students will develop a design solution to