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Melisa Duque

Melisa Duque-H is a Colombian Industrial Designer, based in Melbourne since 2010, where she completed her Masters by Research at Monash, which furthered her motivation to continue her design practice towards sustainability.

Melisa is currently a PhD Candidate at the School of Media and Communication, RMIT. Her study takes place at a second-hand charity (op-shop), and

Arthur Georgalas

Arthur Georgalas, is a graduate of Industrial Design (Honours), which he undertook after graduating from the Associate Degree in Furniture Design with RMIT.

Arthur has great enthusiasm as a designer for emerging technologies in virtual & augmented reality (VR/AR) and how it can be integrated into large scale industry operations and personal recreational activities.

During my Honours year I joined VicHyper,

Dr Liam Fennessy

I am interested in supervising projects that explore difficult problems of need, use and mis-use in the sustainability, social design and health domains.  These projects might take the form of product service systems (PSS) propositions, technical product designs for mass manufacture that are supported by service provision element or integrated products and services that attempt

Dale Hardiman

Melbourne based designer Dale Hardiman is the co-founder of furniture and object brand Dowel Jones, representing and commissioning platform 1-OK CLUB and collaborative project Friends & Associates.

Hardiman’s practice simultaneously focuses on items of mass-production for Dowel Jones, and singular works under his own name that focus on more conceptual ideas. Hardiman’s theoretical enquiry into design

Yan Huang

Yan Huang is innovative designer with extensive experience in all aspects of automotive interior creative styling and design, expert in bringing design concepts into production.

With a design career spanning 19 years, Yan has worked with Australian, American, Chinese and Italian automakers on many successful automotive programs. These include the 2014 Buick Lacrosse interior components, 2013

Dowel Jones

Dowel Jones is an Australian design brand producing furniture, lighting and accessories, as well as working on various installations and site-specific works. The studio was established in 2013 by Dale Hardiman and Adam Lynch.

Dowel Jones is interested in simplifying objects to their bare essentials without compromising on aesthetic values while also minimising materials and processes, working with

Kate Archdeacon

Kate Archdeacon is an industrial designer who focuses on systems and service design, community development and urban resilience.  Having recently submitted her MPhil thesis, “Urban agriculture design for resilient cities”, Kate is now obsessed with the role that the culture of food–growing, preparing and consuming–plays in building urban social and ecological resilience.

Heico Wesselius

Heico Wesselius (M.Phil in Economics) received his Bachelor’s degree in Applied Economics from the Amsterdam Business School, The Netherlands.  He worked for several leading management consulting practices in The United States, Europe and Asia.

Since 2005, he has collaborated with various strategic design consultancies and agencies in New York City, Amsterdam, London, Hong Kong and Tokyo. 

Pierre Proske

Pierre Proske is an internationally recognised electronic media artist and creative technologist specialising in interactive installations. Having worked extensively in Europe on various commissions and artistic projects in conjunction with organisations such as the Ars Electronica Futurelab and Future Applications Lab, his work involves exposing the unspoken relationships we have with technology as well as