Simon Curlis

Masters of Design (Research), RMIT University
The context that I practice in is: enabling people to move about the world so they may have enriched lives within an ethical code of responsibility and accountability for one’s actions. As such, I seek to supervise projects that follow the mantra that “design is demonstrating the potential of an

No connection: Increasing the connectivity of Victorian rural communities

Studio Lecturer: Rober Eales

Guest Lecturer: Simon Lockrey

Research Partner: Victorian Farmer’s Federation

During this studio we will be working with the Victorian Farmer’s Federation and regional communities in Victoria to explore how to overcome the social and economic isolation that comes with low to no Internet access. If we sidestep the idea that the government will fix

Flexible Fabrication

Studio Tutor:  Emma Luke and Cathy Parry

Studio Timetable: Monday 1.30 and Wednesday 9.30

Studio Partners: Industrial Sowing and RMIT Textiles Program Brunswick

This Flex Fab studio is a joint studio with the Textiles students from Brunswick Campus in the School of Fashion and Textiles, and Cathy Parry from Industrial Sowing Studio. Led by Industrial Design lecturer Emma

Din Heagney

Din Heagney is a writer, editor, researcher, and specialist in art and design communication.
He has worked on design projects for companies including MAB, Becton, Build Architecture, Royal Women’s Hospital, Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne, Sensis, Seven Network, Australian War Memorial, and Evian. Along with managing recent

catalogues for the Biennale of Sydney, and the Venice Biennale Australian

Hunting Wajima 2.0

with Ronnie Lacham

Studio Timetable: Wednesday 1.30 pm – 4:30 pm & Wednesday 5.30 pm – 8:30 pm

The Hunting Wajima Project responds to the brief from CHL to design furniture for manufacture in Timor Leste.
The name, Hunting Wajima, refers to two aspects of the brief – to develop timber furniture and to develop furniture craft skills in the

Altruism & design (industry of one) 2012

Tim Collins

with Justin Hutchinson

Philanthropy is often left to the wealthy, charity groups, companies and organisations. This doesn’t need to be the case. Designers with good ideas can be just as philanthropic, all it takes is time, energy and positivity. This studio will be looking at areas in your neighbourhood where we can provide altruistic design

CycleFuturesLAB: designing for after the auto-diseconomy

Liam Fennessy & Scott Mayson

Given Australians buy more new bicycles than they do cars what if Melbourne redirected its car parts manufacturing capabilities towards innovation in the cycling product/service ecosystem? Auto parts manufacture in Melbourne has been the mainstay of the local manufacturing sector for the best part of a century and is now at

The Technology Puzzle

Ceri Hann

Is life a puzzle? Is technology a puzzle? What questions need to remain unanswered?
While tomorrow remains in question, designers still have a future to be designing for…?
Designing puzzles maybe one solution to the problem of understanding problems both individually and collectively. This studio will investigate many of the philosophical puzzles that relate to design

Eugene Ughetti

Speak Percussion, Artistic Director, Instrument creator and experimentalist.
Eugene Ughetti instigates arts projects that impact on contemporary culture and presents work that stimulates our consciousness. He is a percussionist, composer, conductor and is currently the artistic director of Speak Percussion. His professional experience is diverse but his particular focus is new chamber music and hybrid-arts collaboration.

Eugene

The Peter Mac Design Studio

Studio Leader: Dr Juan Sanin

Studio Timetable: Monday 9.30-12:30- 16:30 | Wednesday 13:30 – 16:30

Studio Partners: Peter Mac Cancer Centre and RMIT Policy & Impact Team

The right information, in the right place, at the right moment

This multidisciplinary design studio held in collaboration with the Peter Mac Cancer Centre and RMIT Policy & Impact Team takes on the challenge to imagine what a