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

GID

With Gavin Bufton,

Want to be an independent designer creating commercial projects for international clients; design, pitch and produce? Weather you want to create furniture projects, or revolutionary information technology products, you can design and pitch to see your idea commercialised for international distribution. This studio will help you to understand the process and hurdles you’ll

How to Make It…

with Ed Linacre and Victor Legin

This studio is lead by the founders of Copper Industrial Design, who specialise in developing products for local manufacture and international promotion. Lighting offers a deceptively simple yet sophisticated product to learn a series of production and commercial skills through.

The Studio will focus on developing your Design process in the

Edge 2 Edge

with Ronnie Lacham

STUDIO EDGE2EDGE aims to design “furniture” to initiate a dialogue between design manufacturing and community skills. The main focus of this studio is to develop a stronger understanding of the design process from a concept  to the complete product. Students will research tessellated patterns, design a large scale 1:1 prototypes seating furniture. The design ideas will be

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 &

SCHLICHT! what would the Shakers have done with digital fabrication technology?

With Dr Malte Wagenfeld (RMIT) & Prof Wolfgang Laubersheimer (KISD).

Partner Program: Integrated Design, KISD (Köln International School of Design), Cologne University of Applied Sciences, Germany & Industrial Design.

KISD Cologne: http://kisd.de/en/kisd-online/

IMM Cologne: http://www.imm-cologne.com/en/imm/home/index.php

This is an exchange studio between RMIT and KISD, Cologne Germany. KISD students will visit RMIT in April and RMIT students will have the

CycleFuturesLAB: designing for after the auto-diseconomy

Liam Fennessy & Scott Mayson

Given Australians buy more new bicycles than they do cars what if Melbourne redirected its car parts manufacturing capabilities towards innovation in the cycling product/service ecosystem? Auto parts manufacture in Melbourne has been the mainstay of the local manufacturing sector for the best part of a century and is now at

FOOD TERROIR 2016

Scott Mayson and Marcus Cher

Designing a food landscape for the haute cuisine dining experience. Working with world renown chef Ryan Flaherty “Mr Jennings” to explore a sensorial approach to fine dining. You will design cutlery, flatware, tools & vessels et al. Across a broad range of materials and processes: additive manufacturing, casting, forming & finishing.

Dirt Dreams: batch production in slip-cast ceramic

 

 

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 rigors of slip-cast production.

Concept Boat Design

NOTE: SPRING SCHOOL | November – December 2015

with Simon Curlis

This studio in concept boat design combines the ideas that sailing boats have been a most effective forms of sustainable mobility and that the role of a concept vehicle is to demonstrate a potential future, to gauge the public’s reaction and provide creative direction for a company