(In)between: material and (Im)material

Tutor: Ronnie Lacham

Timetable: Tuesday       2:30pm-5:30pm

Location: 009.02.017

This tutorial will critically explore approaches and methods in design. It aims to undertake a careful, reflective engagement with a range of design thinking and approaches – to examine and create a dialogue between fiction and reality, irrelevant and substance. This subject does not attempt to define the design, but rather to reveal

Everyday Design: Hacking Ikea

Tutor: Juan Sanin

Timetable: Tuesday 2:30pm – 5:30pm

Location: 009.02.018

This class builds on frameworks of Design Anthropology and the notion of everyday design to analyse the things that people do with ‘design objects’ at home, and you will hack an Ikea product so people can do other things with it.

The design objects that we find in a

Absurdity and Design

Tutors: Rob Eales
with guest appearances by Ceri Hann

Timetable: Tuesday 3:30pm – 6:30pm

Location: 009.02.016

This course looks at how ideas about absurdity intersect and interact with design thinking, design practice and design methods to develop other ways of thinking about and doing design.

As designers we are expected to work rationally and reasonably. However, there are other ways

Lifestyle Narratives and Consumption Patterns

Tutor: Juliana Luna

Friday 1:30 – 4:30

Many consumers in the 21st century are well informed, global and mobile. We create and construct our identities through a collection or system of objects that represent our values, beliefs and lifestyles. This system of objects is hacked, altered, modified or transformed by the body, as well as by the

Absurdity and your ID

Tutor: Rob Eales

Friday 1:30 – 4:30

As designers, we are expected to work rationally and reasonably. However, there are other ways to design and by shifting our viewpoint and considering the absurd, the ridiculous and the silly we can develop alternative ways of designing and other ideas about the practice and roles of designers.
During the course,


Tutor: Emma Luke

Tuesday 1:30 – 4:30

The social graph, virtual currency, digital surveillance, prosumers, IOT, AI, Black mirror. Welcome to the fourth wave.
The rise of digital technology, data visualization and distribution, ‘changes both the things we make and how we use them’ (Sennett, 2008). This tactics research studio will consider the relationship between the digital