Living on Water

Studio Tutor: Arthur Georgalas

Monday 3:30 – 6:30

Thursday 3:30 – 6:30

It is some unknown date in the near (or less than near) future, Climate Change has significantly impacted continents to the point where moving further inland is not an option. Individuals and communities must become Seafaring Climate Refugees.

Students will explore how humans could adapt to living

Personal Data Futures

Dr Frank Feltham

Mon 11.30 – 2.30

Weds 3.30 – 6.30

Partners – W+SN/ Biomechanical Engineering RMIT

Data has become essential in communicating the spread of pandemic and the ferocity of bushfires that has characterised the year 2020. These events have translated personal devices and their information from the fringe to essential to survival. As an emerging industry, research

Materiality 4.0

Lecturers: Dr Judith Glover and Emma Luke 

Monday: 3.30-6.30 

Thursday: 11.30-2.30 

Mega fires, floods, cyclones, pandemics— 2020 has taught us that we are living through the global paradigm shift that scientist feared was coming. A rapid environmental step change of extremes and monumental scale. If we aren’t safe in the fire and drought prone bush our glittering cities

Urban Ag: For Strange Times

Studio Lead: Robert Eales

Urban Garden

Urban Ag for Strange Times is a studio that investigates how we can grow food in small spaces in urban environments. The context for this has been provoked to action by effects of climate change, and social isolation through the pandemic lockdown renewing interest in growing food at home and in urban spaces.


Food Bank

Studio Leaders: Juliette Anich & Emma Gerard

Studio TimesMonday 15:30 – 18:30 &Wednesday 15:30 – 18:30

How can design be used to make life easier, more equal, better for all? How can we use design to take things from a place of abundance to a place of need? How can charities expand their geographic reach to help

Pandemic Public Transport

Studio Lead: Simon Curlis

Curlis, Simon 2019 Trams

Studio times: Monday 11:30 – 14:30 & Wednesday  11:30 – 14:30 

This studio poses the problem that COVID-19 has brought to people using public transport (PT) during the Pandemic and in reintegrating to work after we start to head back to our offices. (1)

In a city like Melbourne with increased use

Objects That Speak

Sleek spoon designed by Achille Castiglioni