Altruism & design (industry of one)

Tim Collins

with Justin Hutchinson

Philanthropy is often left to the wealthy, charity groups, companies and organisations. This doesn’t need to be the case. Designers with good ideas can be just as philanthropic, all it takes is time, energy and positivity. This studio will be looking at areas in your neighbourhood where we can provide altruistic design

Furniture Design Studio

Wednesdays, 1.30 PM to 5.30 PM
Room: 88.5.6/6A
 
The focus of this studio is on the design and production of commercial furniture concepts, including lighting and accessories for environments such as hospitality, offices, airports, public spaces, streetscape and residential furniture. The term ‘commercial’ shall include quantities ranging from batch production to mass production.
One Part of the studio

The Body Ornament

Wednesdays, 5.30 PM to 9.30 PM
Room: 88.5.20/20A
At the surface, the body ornament concerns itself with notions of beautification, self-image & expression, emotional symbolism, social, religious & ethnic identification, familial connectedness etc. The practice of body adornment is deep rooted in human history; a practice which continues to progress & regress in the many evolving, tangible forms

Furniture Design

Semester 2, 2011

With Kjell Grant

 

This studio will be directed by Prof. Kjell Grant.

 

organized around 3 ideas resolved into one final piece of furniture presented at the graduation assessment. Areas of choice are, concept (cutting edge design) and Commercial design  –   for offices, hospitality,airports And public areas.

About the Image: Oliver Field’s Hedge is a bench in the form of a squiggle in metal,

Power and People

in collaboration with

Neal Haslem & SLOW Lab students, RMIT Media and Communications;

Ceri Hann RMIT Postgraduate participatory art researcher;

THE VILLAGE Festival   www.thevillagefestival.com.au

Wednesdays, 1.30 PM to 5.30 PM

Room: 88.5.20/20A

This studio course is a creative investigation of the relationship between power and people.

POWER as energy, capability, force.

PEOPLE as individuals, collectives, societies.

The studio will explore playful social participation in

Exhibition design and curatorship: Contemporary cultures of display

By Deanne Koelmeyer
The studio will explore the contemporary practices of display and exhibition.  The studio will expose students to the process of curatorial theme development; object and artifact selection, interpretation, exhibition design and audience participation and interaction.
Students will engage with current critical debate on topical ideas/issues including:
-the idea of audience-centered institutions,
– the idea that visitors