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.

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

Herbarium

with Din Heagney and Sophie Gaur

The Herbarium Studio is about internalising and addressing a new ecological consciousness through a focused and intensive examination of the plant world.

You will be introduced to complex systems theory, and the interrelationships between humans and the plant world through the study of a range of philosophical, cultural, artistic, scientific, and design projects.

The studio involves acknowledging and

Gavin Bufton

Industrial designer Gavin Bufton was born in Australia early 1982. Beginning his life growing up on a farm, Gavin worked with his father as an apprentice engineer until the age of 16 before heading off to gain his formal education at Royal Melbourne Institute of

Industrial designer Gavin Bufton was born in Australia early 1982. Beginning

Our Space

with Mani Williams

Studio: 2018 Sem 1

This studio will expose you to contemporary data collection and analytic techniques to understand user behaviour, and strategies to integrate them into your design process. The development of our new Building 45 space will be our site, and your fellow students and faculty staff with be our clients. Together they

Shell works

The Studio is an RMIT Industrial Design industry project in conjunction with Shell Works a prosthetic product innovation company formed by Jim Lavranos (Prosthetist/Orthotist) and Youssef Tayeb (Industrial Designer).
The project’s primary focus is the design and development of a fixation system and a detachable and modifiable ‘shell’ or casing for prosthetic devices. The system will need to

Eco Moto

With Simon Curlis
This studio is about world changing, it is about creating viable visions of technical innovation for personal transportation as a provocation for radical revision of mobility systems.
There are a number of themes to be encountered, considered and answers to be articulated by you as a designer in the realm of sustainability (both equity

Matthew Butler

 

Matthew Butler is a trained Industrial Designer and former studio manager
for Tom Dixon in London.
Matthew heads his own furniture company named Bluesquare
with clients including the Sydney Olympic Games, Mamara Hotel in New York and
the Brisbane International Airport. Since 2004 Matthew has been running the Zaishu
project – a socially responsible art / design program working with

Connected Health | Design Consultancy Studio

with Luca Abate

Are you keen to experience how successful industrial design firms develop products?
Luca Abate is an experienced design consultant currently working as an Industrial Designer with Blackmagic design. He will be giving the opportunity for students to experience life as a consulting designer. He was previously senior designer with Charlwood Design and will be

Sophie Gaur

Sophie Gaur lives in Melbourne, Australia after having moved from New Delhi in 2003. In 2007 she set up an independent studio, Sophie Gaur Studio, a continuation of her studio in Delhi where she works on a range of projects designing books, illustrating, book-binding, creating pin-hole cameras and crafting bespoke objects.

Having graduated from The National