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

Feedforward: prototyping for social connection

Lecturers: Malte Wagenfeld, Chuan Khoo and Charles Anderson
Tuesdays 9.30 until 12.30 and 1.30 until 4.30
Feedforward is an interdisciplinary design studio bringing together students studying industrial design and landscape architecture. You will work alongside a team of academics/practitioners who have extensive expertise in the manipulation of sensorial phenomena in the production of public works of art

Taxa Lab: Agile Design for Technologically Mediated Conservation

Lecturers: Liam Fennessy and Scott Mitchell
Wednesdays 9.30 until 12.30 and 1.30 until 4.30 ( please note there will be an intensive at Mid semester which will reduce the hours in the second half of the semester)
We live in a time of human induced climate change and seemingly insurmountable challenges to the future of our natural systems,

Design for Dementia Studio: with Alzheimer’s Victoria

Lecturers : Dr Judith Glover and Dr Areli Avendano

Research Partners :  Alzheimer’s Victoria

 

Alzheimer Disease (AD) is the most common form of dementia affecting half to 2/3rds of dementia suffers *. Governments and health services worldwide identify it a major health challenge in the coming decades. The Gavan Institute of Medical Research states ‘In 2009 the

No connection: Increasing the connectivity of Victorian rural communities

Studio Lecturer: Rober Eales

Guest Lecturer: Simon Lockrey

Research Partner: Victorian Farmer’s Federation

During this studio we will be working with the Victorian Farmer’s 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 government will fix

Assistive Technologies for Positive Ageing

Lecturer : Frank Feltham

Research Partner : Dr Elizabeth Cyarto, NARI.

Australia’s population is ageing. Advances in health care, living standards and technology have contributed to lower fertility rates and increased life expectancy meaning that Australians are living longer and in the future older people will make up a larger percentage of our population* .

This population growth

Food Terroir

Lecturers: Scott Mayson & Marcus Cher

Guest Lectures: Leading Chefs & Food technologists.

Research Partners: Melbourne Food Depot, Koko Black & more

Food is often consumed in order to sustain us through our day, but how often do we consider the food context within a dining experience? Modernist cuisine sits within a research context where restaurants like The Fat Duck &

Bio Design Futures

Lecturers : Boo Chapple and Malte Wagenfeld

I think the biggest innovations of the twenty-first century will be the intersection of biology and technology. A new era is beginning…’ – Steve Jobs

The next phase of human technology looks likely to be driven by the potential of manipulating biological matter, from growing human body parts to biological

Wearable Technologies for Creative Active Living

Studio Lecturer:                 Frank Feltham (RMIT)

Guest Lecturer:                  Joshua Batty (RMIT)

Research Partners:           Lian Loke (Design Lab, The University of Sydney) and Jodie McNeilly (Monash University)

Three key challenges for healthy sustainable living point to a pressing need for rethinking

Social Repair Tool Kit – Designing for Community Wellbeing

Lecturers: Matthew Butler and Dr, Kevin Murray

Australia ranks as one of the worlds wealthiest countries but is placed at only #76 on the happy planet index in between Iran and Romania. Costa Rica is #1 and Vietnam is #2. The reasons for Australia’s relative social unhappiness is complex. This includes fear driven by political leaders