Lecturers: Malte Wagenfeld, Chuan Khoo and Charles Anderson

Tuesdays 9.30 until 12.30 and 1.30 until 4.30

Feedforward is an interdisciplinary design studio bringing together students studying industrial design and landscape architecture. You will work alongside a team of academics/practitioners who have extensive expertise in the manipulation of sensorial phenomena in the production of public works of art and design.

Feedforward is animated by a number of interrelated conceptual concerns: ubiquitous mobile computing; massive data; site-specific city; sensory experience and the individuals’ connections to place.  A central focus of the studio involves the identification of the urban data milieu, understanding modes of interaction, and the development of translation and feed-forward devices that express, generate, materialise and/or embody attitudes, feelings, affects and dispositions as spatial / temporal atmospheres and / or artefacts.

You will work alongside a team of academics/practitioners who have extensive expertise in the manipulation of sensorial phenomena and the development of interactive installations for the production of public art works.  You will explore generative processes of engaging with the urban data milieu through experiments with the design and construction of feed-forward systems. These systems will translate data flows and human responses to the built environment into sensorial spatial affects to mediate the relationships between people and the built environment.

FeedForward will introduce you to a range of modes of interaction design (IxD). These include the analogue, the social and the digital – each characterised by their own particular materials, techniques and technologies. You will be asked to explore these modes of interaction and to propose a series of feed-forward systems in the form of spatial, temporal and IxD propositions for the new multi-billion dollar Lendlease ‘Melbourne Quarter’ precinct development. Design possibilities include  mediated lighting, sound, furniture, ambient spaces and atmospheres: but always in the context of how the digital and physical realm may resonate as one responsive place.