Dirt Dreams: batch production in slip-cast ceramics

with Judith Glover

Ah…the humble porcelain bowl or cup…or is it? Could you make one? Could you make a thousand? Could you make any money? What else could you design and make if you understood the process—the possibilities of form, ornamentation and decoration not available in any other processes?

This studio will explore the rigours of slip-cast production. Students

Hunting-Wajima

with Ronnie Lacham + Soumitri Varadarajan
The Hunting Wajima Project responds to the brief from CHL to design furniture for manufacture in Timor Leste.
The name, Hunting Wajima, refers to two aspects of the brief – to develop timber furniture and to develop furniture craft skills in the workforce. Hunting visually connects the project to the values of the

Urban Commons Living Laboratory

With Shawn Ashkanasy and Justin Hutchinson

The Urban Commons Living Laboratory is an ongoing experimental studio exploring products and services to reconnect people to food and each other in high density urban environments.

The studio responds to the many challenges associated with high destiny urban living. Namely, smaller footprint living, social connection and engagement, food systems, and

CBD North

Studio leader: Wil Campbell

Studio Associates: RMIT University, University of Melbourne, City of Melbourne.

Studio Timetable:
Wednesday 13:30 – 16:30 and Thursday 17:00 – 20:00

CBD North is a visioning project shared by RMIT University, City of Melbourne and the University of Melbourne (UoM). We speculate on the future development of the area between RMIT and UoM. This small district

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

Urban Innovation District

Studio Leaders:  Dr Juliette Anich & Ronnie Lacham

Studio Associates: RMIT University, University of Melbourne, City of Melbourne. Michael Trudgeon, Soumitri Varadarajan, Simon Curlis

Studio Timetable: Tuesday 9:30 am – 12:30 pm & Thursday 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm.

Urban Innovation District is a visioning project shared by RMIT University, City of Melbourne and the University of Melbourne (UoM). This

Sleepish: Research to Understand and Design for Drowsiness

Lecturer: Stuart McFarlane with guest researchers from the School of Media and Comms, RMIT University

Studio Timetable: Monday 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm & Wednesday 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Sleep has been a subject of research for several centuries. Current research estimates that there are over one hundred different types of sleep disorders, all of which vary

[un]valued

Studio: Dr Areli Avendaño Franco & Hieco Wesselius
Studio Partners: Salvos and Australia Post

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

This design studio aims to expose students to the challenges of engaging in a real service design project through a collaboration among the key main stakeholders: SALVOS Stores, Australia Post and Industrial Design

Ecoville Antarctic

NOTE: SPRING SCHOOL | November – December 2015

with Simon Lockery & Karli Vergese

Ecoville is a concept that now casts “A place where people live and work under the ‘eco’ banner of holistic sustainability”. Centre for Design and Society has partnered with the Australian Antarctic Division  to investigate the environmental impacts of Australia’s Antarctic infrastructure (Casey

Post-Fordism: Designing futures in the wake of industrial design.

Jess Bird (VEIL) and guests

The Ford Assembly Plant has been part of the Broadmeadows landscape for 55 years, manufacturing cars and providing local jobs. In October 2016, the plant will close and Ford will cease manufacturing in Australia. So when the last car is rolled off the assembly line, what happens to all this potential?