The Body Ornament

Wednesdays, 5.30 PM to 9.30 PM
Room: 88.5.20/20A
At the surface, the body ornament concerns itself with notions of beautification, self-image & expression, emotional symbolism, social, religious & ethnic identification, familial connectedness etc. The practice of body adornment is deep rooted in human history; a practice which continues to progress & regress in the many evolving, tangible forms

CONTAINMENT: Metal Craft studio

Studio Leader: Susan Cohn

Studio timetable: Tuesday 1.30 and Thursday 1.30pm

Industry Partner: Susan Cohn and Workshop 3000

Susan Cohn is an artist jeweller, designer and curator. She is creative director of Workshop 3000, an access metal working workshop based in Melbourne since 1980. Her broad experience of design and making has enabled her to combine traditional craft

Controllerism: New Expressive Musical Interfaces

Lecturers: Frank Feltham + Josh Batty

Tuesday and Thursdays 1.30pm until 4.30 pm

In the contemporary music and sound art contexts, the expression of a musical phrase or sonic texture requires not only a strong compositional sense, but also high levels of authorship and control over the software and hardware you use. Jammin’ out finger drumming beats, bass

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

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.

Time for Yourself

With Gyungju Chyon

Rapid technological development compresses our time and space more and more, resulting in increasingly complex and stressful lives. The Time to Yourself studio reflects on the need in our contemporary lifestyle to recuperate mental and physical well-being.

The studio will investigate how people’s lives are driven and affected by both material
and non-material factors such

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

Justin Hutchinson

Justin has been an active participant in the Melbourne design industry for the last decade. His ongoing involvement has brought together a number of experimental collaborations around the themes of ‘place making’ and ‘sustainability’.

Justin has lectured extensively in product-design engineering and furniture design at Swinburne University and continues to run a mentoring program from his

Judith Glover

I have a broad and varied range of experiences in design, fabrication, research and teaching. My own practice/ studio produces high quality sex toys in ceramic slip- cast batch production. This production aligns to my PHD thesis on the sex toy industry and its potential relationship to Industrial Design. This thesis not only explores the

Joshua Batty

Dr Joshua Batty a Melbourne based contemporary instrument builder, sound and real-time animation artist and creative software developer.

Josh completed a Bachelor Degree in performing Arts playing jazz trumpet, completed his honours exploring multimedia interactivity with Max/MSP/Jitter and openFrameworks, and received a scholarship in order to undertake his doctoral studies. Josh’s PhD research into creating synergistic relationships