Immaterial Side of Design

Industrial Design Ecologies GRAP-2920-AUSBR-S1-TUT01/03   Thursday 2:30pm-5:30pm515.03.003Areli Avendano

This course will explore the role of design in maternal wellbeing
in the context of humanitarian scenarios through a series of readings and
videos, in-class presentations and discussions. Using a systemic design
approach (Human Centred Design + Systems thinking), you will propose a
comprehensive service or strategy for an area of your choice

Wastification: the beautification of waste

Industrial Design Ecologies GRAP-2920-AUSBR-S1-TUT01/02               Thursday 11:30am-2:30pm515.03.003Giorgia Pisano

How can things go
from trash to treasure? Can waste be beautiful? Why do we feel attracted to old
things, second-hand products or discarded objects? How can we create or
increase the emotional or economic values of waste?

This course invites
you to explore answers for these questions and engage in creative practices to

Waste Streams Stream, Designers Dream Dreams

Industrial Design Ecologies GRAP-2920-AUSBR-S1-TUT01/01   Friday  8:30am-11:30am        515.03.003  Robert Eales

What is waste useful
for? How can we transform everyday waste into new materials? How can we make
new materials at home or in the workshop?

This course is about
putting sustainability through materials at the hearth of your design practice.
We will look at, how to identify and leverage waste

Humanitarian Design (TBC)

Tutor: Areli Avendano

Timetable: Tuesday 3:30pm – 6:30pm

Location: 051.02.015


Globally, there are more frequent and severe natural hazards affecting communities due to climate change. To minimise the impact of humanitarian scenarios, preparedness and emergency response are two fundamental processes that need to be integrated together. The most critical challenges faced include: to fully acknowledge the complexity of

Beyond the Triple Bottom Line: Spirituality & Sustainability

Tutor: Juliana Luna

Timetable: Thursday 2:30pm – 5:30pm

Location: 051.07.004

This course explores and documents current relationships between material culture and spirituality from an ecological perspective and speculates about the future role of design in the emerging field of spiritual sustainability through the production of critical objects.

More than a set of fixed goals and outcomes, sustainability can be

Bunkering Down

Tutor: Juliette Anich

Timetable: Wednesday  8:30am – 11:30am

Location: 009.02.017


This course explores historical and contemporary survivalists that actively prepare for speculative calamity and proposes creative solutions for this community.

What is more terrible than the unknown? During different moments in history people have lived with a fear of being under attack from dangers outside of their control. Despite

Circular Economy

Tutor: Tim Denshire-Key

Friday 1:30 – 4:30

Design for sustainability goes beyond focusing on creating new products with low environmental impact. It requires rethinking how products are designed, how needs are resolved, and how resources are used. The Industrial Revolution brought about a linear model of production and consumption. In the 21st century, these practices are moving to

Towards Industrial Ecology: Design for Peri-Urban and Urban Agricultural Systems

Tutor: Emily Ballantyne-Brodie

Tuesday 5:30 – 8:30

Systems design allows designers to play a significant role in solving complex social, economic and ecological problems. Nourish Lab in semester 2 2018 will apply food systems design methodologies to the issues of peri-urban and urban agriculture.
Urban and peri-urban agriculture is expected to become increasingly important for social and environmental

E-Waste Consultative Design Solutions

Tutor: Gordon Young

Tuesday 9:30 – 12:30

E-waste is a relatively new and fast-growing challenge facing designers, with significant environmental and social implications – all of which makes it a perfect opportunity for industrial designers to build the professional skills necessary to address complex problems with broad consequences.
In this subject, students will develop a design solution to