The End, Dying Studio

Studio Leaders: Dr Soumitri Varadarajan & Dr Juliette Anich

The leading cause of death is birth, and since we have all been born, we will all die. Despite death’s certainty and a rapidly ageing population, Australian society struggles with accepting the final gesture of dying.

Moving against the mainstream tide of the pursuit for eternal youth and

Body Movin’

with Dr Scott Mayson

This studio evolves emerging practices in design where consumers are customising an artefact with a personalised sense of creation. Traditionally, a products form is finalised, pre-manufacture, with little room for evolution. What if advanced design and manufacturing tools afforded the designer the ability to allow consumers to manipulate their designs within a

Arjun Jayendran

Arjun has 9 years of industrial experience with Automotive, EME (Earth Moving Equipments), MHE (Material Handling Equipments) manufacturers like Caterpillar, Hyundai and Maini. He holds Masters in Product Design from Coventry University and has a background in Automobile Engineering . He has expertise in Electric Mobility, Human powered vehicles, exterior/ interior styling and concept art.

Glass Fines Re-purposing

Studio Tutors: Dr Liam Fennessy & Mark Douglas

With: Simon Lockrey and Dr Judith Glover

Partners: Sustainability Victoria, Mark Douglass & the Alex Fraser Group

Studio Timetable: Thursday 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm & Intensive Dates & Location TBC
The recycling of glass is an energy intensive and highly tuned process that results in a very large quantity of mixed and contaminated

Furnitecture: Macro furniture / Micro architecture

Ronnie Lacham

Studio FURNITECTURE macro/micro aims to design furniture/architecture for living within a given volume. A studio based on making, both in process and 1:1 scale outcomes.
Using the apartment typology as a ground for speculation, the studio will investigate and develop fresh narratives for habitation. Students will be given a set volume in which they will

La Cucina Futurista: The Great Australian Roadtrip

Studio Tutor: Marcus Cher

Studio Timetable:
Tuesday 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm &
Wednesday 12:30 pm 3:30 pm

Teaming up with Lûmé (a cutting edge, multi-disciplinary and multi-sensory restaurant with two chef hats and two incredible iterations of The Great Australian Roadtrip with Tourism Australia) Chef Shaun Quade and behavioural economist Veronica Fil, will be assisting this studio to

Marcus Cher

Marcus Cher is a Melbourne based freelance industrial designer with a passion for the kitchen. After completing the Harvard Science cooking course he has appeared on Master Chef Series 7 as a contestant and has since worked as a part of a team in a number of Melbourne’s best restaurants.
He graduated industrial design at RMIT

SynAesthesia designlab: heath and well-being

Lecturers: Dr Malte Wagenfeld & Simone Steel

The SynAestheia designlab investigates the design of objects, systems, environments, experiences and spaces which present the user with a multitude of sensory data; tactile, olfactory, auditory, kinaesthetic and so on, as well as temporal dimensions; to create what may be called a hyper-sensorial design paradigm.

Theme 1: Healthcare – Consider

Our Space

with Mani Williams

Studio Timetable: Tuesday 5:30 – 8:30 45.01.005D & Wednesday 9:30 – 12:30 45.01.010 CAD LAB

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

Luca Abate

Luca is an industrial designer at award winning video technology company Blackmagic Design. He previously worked as a senior design consultant with Charlwood Design developing products for a diverse range of clients and industries including medical, homewares and electronics. A multifaceted designer, his career has spanned business development, marketing as well as a product design