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

Dirt Dreams: batch production in slip-cast ceramics

with Judith Glover

Ah…the humble porcelain bowl or cup…or is it? Could you make one? Could you make a thousand? Could you make any money? What else could you design and make if you understood the process—the possibilities of form, ornamentation and decoration not available in any other processes?

This studio will explore the rigours of slip-cast production. Students

Herbarium

with Din Heagney and Sophie Gaur

The Herbarium Studio is about internalising and addressing a new ecological consciousness through a focused and intensive examination of the plant world.

You will be introduced to complex systems theory, and the interrelationships between humans and the plant world through the study of a range of philosophical, cultural, artistic, scientific, and design projects.

The studio involves acknowledging and

Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger | Workplaces of the near future

with Jonathan Ben-Tovim and Kim Vien

What will the workplace of the future look like in 5 to 10 years time? How will disruptive technologies shape professions  and industries? How can designer help the future workforce be more productive, healthier and happier?

Students will be given a range of analytical techniques and strategies to help explore and understand current work

bioMatters

With Gyungju Chyon with a special guest Aidyn Mouradov (Algal Biologist)

After the digital revolution, a new revolution is on the way, and it is not about digital printing but about growing living tissues and cells. Thanks to the development of biotechnology, bioengineering, and nanotechnology, the revolution is not just about changing methods, but shifting our lives in an entirely different

Heavy Metal / Light Metal

With Dr. Judith Glover and Emma Luke
In this studio you will explore a range of metal fabrication and quasi-craft techniques for small object design. Metal fabrication comprises an important range of techniques for Industrial Designers that retain the same principles at different scales of production. Undertaken in a workshop environment this studio will focus on mild

Hapticware

 

 

With Gyungju Chyon

We experience our world through diverse stimuli perceived by our brain. As we grow from infant to child to adult, these stimuli develop into awareness, meanings and values. Sensorial experiences with artifacts, food, and the world around us structure and deepen our living experiences. A move to a more ecological future requires a deeper connection to the world

Around Sound [2015]

With Sophie Gaur

Human beings react to sound in various ways. Sounds can excite, soothe, heal or energise, as well as offer a range of emotional, intellectual and physical responses, based on how they are delivered. This studio explores this area of this sensory delivery through the design and construction of objects that either respond to existing musical traditions

Body Movin’

with Dr Scott Mayson

This studio evolves emerging practices in design where consumers are customising an artefact with a personalised sense of creation. Traditionally, a products form is finalised, pre-manufacture, with little room for evolution. What if advanced design and manufacturing tools afforded the designer the ability to allow consumers to manipulate their designs within a

SynAesthesia designlab: heath and well-being

Lecturers: Dr Malte Wagenfeld & Simone Steel

The SynAestheia designlab investigates the design of objects, systems, environments, experiences and spaces which present the user with a multitude of sensory data; tactile, olfactory, auditory, kinaesthetic and so on, as well as temporal dimensions; to create what may be called a hyper-sensorial design paradigm.

Theme 1: Healthcare – Consider