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GT2P @ the NGV: material exploration with slip-cast ceramics

Studio Tutors: Dr Judith Glover, Tate Anson & Jaclyn Pokrovsky

Studio Partners: GT2P (Chile), The National Gallery of Victoria and Melbourne Design Festival

This studio presents a unique opportunity for CCC students this semester. We will be working with international design collective GT2P from Chile to be exhibiting an installation in the foyer of the NGV International

Blast Tone

Studio Leaders: Dr Malte Wagenfeld, Eugene Ughetti  & guest specialists

Industry Partner: Speak Percussion

Studio Timetable: Monday 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm & Thursday 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

BLAST TONE is a collaboration with the highly innovative and internationally renowned percussion group ‘Speak Percussion’ and sound artist Philip Samartzis (Bogong Centre for Sound Culture).

In this studio, you will

Areli Avendaño Franco

Dr Areli Avendaño Franco is a lecturer in Industrial Design with expertise on environmental and social design for sustainability. Her research and teaching interest include design practice as well as design thinking for social problems, humanitarian design, social innovation and service design, and business innovation.

Recent research and industry projects range from packaging sustainability, design management for

[un]valued

Studio: Dr Areli Avendaño Franco & Hieco Wesselius
Studio Partners: Salvos and Australia Post

Studio Timetable: Tuesday 9:30 am – 12:30 pm & Thursday 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

This design studio aims to expose students to the challenges of engaging in a real service design project through a collaboration among the key main stakeholders: SALVOS Stores, Australia Post and Industrial Design

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