Techno – Comfort



Monday 2:30 pm 5:30 pm (ONLINE)

This course will focus on the research of emotional comfort relationships developed between humans and objects. Techno-Comfort encourages students to explore the way we perceive and interact with the amulets that accompany us through life as buffers for difficult times. Why do we have them? What’s so special about


Giorgia Pisano


Friday 11:30 am – 2:30 pm (ONLINE)

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

Decolonising Design



Friday 8:30 am – 11:30 am (ONLINE)

Have you ever considered how your understanding of design has been shaped and influenced by your own identity: upbringing, culture, heritage? Have you ever thought about the role of design as one of consideration, accountability, and inclusivity to truly contribute to the sustainable futures of our communities and

Urban Hacking: Street Libraries



Monday 8:30 am 11:30 am (ONLINE)

How can we engage with local places and communities to design urban hacking projects? How can use urban hacking to promote reading, creative writing, storytelling and other creative practices around the idea of a ‘street library’? In recent years street libraries – also known as little libraries, or

Design Aesthetics: the visual language of designed meanings



Monday 11:30 am – 2:30 pm (ONLINE)

Symmetry, proportion, scale, weight, texture, olfactory sensation. What makes the aesthetic coding of a product or experience at times so powerful in eliciting an emotional response from us? Beauty, the sublime, manufactured desire, aspirational consumerism, planned obsolescence…. Some of these concepts are as old as time whilst others