Culpra Station

Campbell Drake

Known as Culpra Station, this multidisciplinary studio is centered around a 8500 hectare site in rural New South Wales and will explore social enterprise and design systems that provide economic, environmental, social and cultural benefits to local communities. The studio has been formulated following an invitation by the Culpra Milli Aboriginal Corporation to assist

Nomadic Affordances

Led by Ronnie Lacham & Ido Bruno, partnered with Jayco Caravans, Testing Grounds and Interior Design at RMIT

Nomadic Affordances initiate a dialogue between temporary spaces and a life on the move. Student will design temporary and flexible spaces responding to the new demands on urban places, cities, buildings, residences, and small- scale spaces. This studio will design a new

The Deer Park Project

Parag Anand, Aditi Singh & Robert Eales

Scores of triumphant para-gliders, having just landed, make a spirited dash up narrow pathways flanked by exquisitely carved vernacular houses. A group of very amiable Buddhist monks on their way back to their monasteries make way for this exuberant bunch while the stoic Indian village lady, bent in double

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

Addi-Facture

Semester 1, 2013

With Dr Scott Mayson (Tuesday Afternoons) and Nigel Brockbank (Thursday Afternoons)

Keywords: additive manufacture | flexible design | bespoke production | crowdfunding

Technology evangelists imagine the future where you download and manufacture you own products straight from your own personal manufacturing machine, a future where the traditional industries no longer exist. This studio will allow

Urban Food Interventions: food as a way to build resilience in cities

Tutors: Kate Archdeacon & Juliette Anich

This studio uses a design research process to explore small-scale design interventions in the Melbourne landscape working towards building urban resilience, focusing on the culture of growing food. The rise of design engagement in urban agriculture has seen a wide range of visualisations and experimental test projects emerge in

No Connection: Increasing the connectivity of Victorian rural communities

Lecturer: Rob Eales

Partners: Victorian Farmer’s Federation

Wednesday 9.30 until 12.30 and Thursday 5.00pm until 8.00pm

During this studio we will be working with the Victorian Farmers Federation and regional communities in Victoria to explore how to overcome the social and economic isolation that comes with low to no Internet access. If we sidestep the idea that the

Sustainable Vacation 2012

with Simon Curlis

This studio considers service design tools and social innovation as a means of developing tourism and sustainable vacation potential in post-carbon localised economies situated in regional Victoria. You will encounter notions of local and regional self-sufficiency in meeting food, water, and energy production and economic needs. You will also proposes activities & services

3 Ways Forward

Simon Curlis
Melbourne is projected to host 7.7 million citizens in 2051 as the population densifies and climate change creates more weather impacts with greater frequency, our transport systems and infrastructure will be overwhelmed. As such it is wise to observe mobility service systems that work in densely populated cities and more impactive conditions than we

Studio Zoo: Design for Welfare, Conservation and Communication

Liam Fennessy & Scott Mitchell plus special guests

Research partner: Zoo’s Victoria – Wildlife Conservation and Science Department

http://www.zoo.org.au/

http://www.zoo.org.au/fighting-extinction/research

 

Contemporary Zoo’s occupy a particular role in primary research into animal welfare, species conservation, and the public communication of issues of biodiversity loss and environmental concerns. These activities often require the artful combination of material, informational and technological