The Re-Usefuls Project

 

When: Mondays 1.30-4.30 & Thursdays 1.30-4.30

Lecturers: Nick Johns, Bonnie So & Dr Liam Fennessy

Partner: Sustainability Victoria

As we watch our household recycling industry falter –  with the local market value of recycled materials collapsing, and off-shore processors refusing to accept our post-consumer packaging waste – we are facing major environmental and resource availability challenges.

These challenges are ultimately design problems,

Cancer Information & Navigation

With Juliette Anich & Juan Sanin

Monday 9:30 – 12:30 / Thursday 1:30 – 4:30

This is an immersive studio held in collaboration with the Peter Mac Cancer Centre and take on the challenge to imagine what a “Cancer Academy” might be. Using a multiple-stakeholder engagement approach, this studio will identify and develop key interventions to improve

Critical Information

 

Key Dates:

19 – 29 March:  KISD students in Melbourne

04 – 15 June: RMIT students @ KISD in Cologne Germany

 

Theme: Design Factory; enterprise formation, furniture & object focus; from conception to market.

Extra trave time: At the end of the studio – 15th June – you will have about 4 weeks of free travel time

Expenses: There will

Schlicht Fabrik

 

When: Wednesdays 5.30-830pm, Thursdays 5.30-830pm & international intensive times / travel)

Lecturers: Dr Malte Wagenfeld (RMIT) & Prof Wolfgang Laubersheimer (KISD).

Partner: KISD (TU Koln)

This is a ‘Global Intensive’ exchange studio between RMIT and KISD, Cologne Germany. The studio will include two intensive mode sessions, in mid March KISD students will spend 2 weeks at RMIT, and

Glass Fines Re-purposing

Studio Tutors: Dr Liam Fennessy & Mark Douglas

With: Simon Lockrey and Dr Judith Glover

Partners: Sustainability Victoria, Mark Douglass & the Alex Fraser Group

Studio Timetable: Thursday 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm & Intensive Dates & Location TBC
The recycling of glass is an energy intensive and highly tuned process that results in a very large quantity of mixed and contaminated

Bendigo Hospital: Mobile & Sensory

Studio Tutors: Dr Liam Fennessy & Melisa Duque

Partners: Digital Ethnography Research Centre (RMIT) & Bendigo Hospital

Studio Timetable: Wednesday 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm & Thursday 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm
This studio tackles an aspect of a larger ethnographic study being undertaken by DERC on the transition of numerous regional health care service functions into a single site

No Offence

Studio Tutors: Juliette Anich,  Jessica Bird & Soumitri Varadarajan

Studio Timetable:

Wednesday 3.30pm-6.30pm
Plus a week long intensive in week 4 (details to be confirmed)

Note: the studio may occasionally require alternative times for its weekly sessions

Research Partners: Victorian Legal Aid & Centre for Innovative Justice.

This studio is a must for anyone interested in social design, social innovation, change making, service design and making

Creative Strategies for Movement Awareness: documenting and interrogating movement for the design of interactive technologies

Lecturers: Areli Avendano Franco and Frank Feltham 

Studio Timetable: Tuesdays 3.00 pm – 6pm & Thursdays 1:00 pm – 4:00pm

Research Partners, Dr. Lian Loke, Health and Creativity Research Node, Charles Perkins Centre, University of Sydney

We have seen a rapid change in the lifestyles of people living in urban centres throughout Australia. One startling finding is the rise in sedentary

IOT Skins: Scenarios for Micro-Nano computing for health through the body

Lecturers: Emma Luke and Michael Bentham

Studio Timetable: Tuesday 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm & Thursday 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Research Partners, RMIT’s Micro/Nanomedical Research Facility and the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute

In 1999 Neil Gross, in an article for Business Week, brought an idea that had been sitting with technologists and futurists for many years into the wider

No Connection: Increasing the connectivity of Victorian rural communities

Lecturer: Rob Eales

Partners: Victorian Farmer’s Federation

Wednesday 9.30 until 12.30 and Thursday 5.00pm until 8.00pm

During this studio we will be working with the Victorian Farmers Federation and regional communities in Victoria to explore how to overcome the social and economic isolation that comes with low to no Internet access. If we sidestep the idea that the