Bio Design Futures

Lecturers : Boo Chapple and Malte Wagenfeld

I think the biggest innovations of the twenty-first century will be the intersection of biology and technology. A new era is beginning…’ – Steve Jobs

The next phase of human technology looks likely to be driven by the potential of manipulating biological matter, from growing human body parts to biological

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

Coranderrk Rejuvenation Lore: Indigenous Climate Engineering

Studio Tutors: Ronnie Lacham | Industrial Design | School of Design (Industrial Design)Dr Alban Mannisi | Landscape Architecture | School of Architecture and Urban Design Thursday 11:30 am – 2:30 pm | 45.01.05CThursday 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm | 45.01.05C

‘Aborigines using fire to hunt kangaroos’, by convict artist Joseph

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

Eco-Accupuncture (VEIL)

Jess Bird

To develop low-carbon resilient communities from within the existing fabric of urban and regional life it is important to have two things: visions of desirable future living scenarios and visible interventions, today, that can re-orient the path of future development. This studio looks at the challenges facing the town of Anglesea, on the Great

Juliette Anich

Dr Juliette Anich is an active entrepreneur and researcher, problem solver and conversationalist. Her interests lie in exploring environmental and social change through research, teaching and project development. She loves crazy ideas, start-ups and growing businesses.

Juliette has a Bachelor in Design from UNSW, a Masters in Business from RMIT where her thesis looked into ethical consumer

Furniture Design

Semester 2, 2011

With Kjell Grant

 

This studio will be directed by Prof. Kjell Grant.

 

organized around 3 ideas resolved into one final piece of furniture presented at the graduation assessment. Areas of choice are, concept (cutting edge design) and Commercial design  –   for offices, hospitality,airports And public areas.

About the Image: Oliver Field’s Hedge is a bench in the form of a squiggle in metal,

Polar possibilities

Ben Landau

The future of Antarctica is uncertain. Although many nations have signed on to protect it as a continent of peace and science; globalisation, geopolitical arm wrestles, global warming, the race for resources and even ideological battles threaten its present condition.

In this studio, designers will use research to visualise these futures in critical objects, images,

Humanitarian Design (TBC)

Tutor: Areli Avendano

Timetable: Tuesday 3:30pm – 6:30pm

Location: 051.02.015

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Globally, there are more frequent and severe natural hazards affecting communities due to climate change. To minimise the impact of humanitarian scenarios, preparedness and emergency response are two fundamental processes that need to be integrated together. The most critical challenges faced include: to fully acknowledge the complexity of

Bunkering Down

Tutor: Juliette Anich

Timetable: Wednesday  8:30am – 11:30am

Location: 009.02.017

 

This course explores historical and contemporary survivalists that actively prepare for speculative calamity and proposes creative solutions for this community.

What is more terrible than the unknown? During different moments in history people have lived with a fear of being under attack from dangers outside of their control. Despite