Design as Narrative: Explorations in Object Making through Storytelling

Lecturers: Simone LeAmon and Din Heagney

Stories are ubiquitous – they surface everywhere; we hear them, read them and watch them unfold in art as we do in life. Through narrative stories transmit messages and inspire meaning; they are deployed as fiction, parables and myth. They also locate us in time and place; committed to memory,

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

Juan Sanin

I’m a lecturer in Industrial Design at RMIT University. My research looks at the broad field of Design Anthropology. I’m particularly interested in the material culture of everyday life, the articulation of ethnographic fieldwork and design practice, and the use of co-design methods to involve users in the design process. More recently, I’ve come interested in

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

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

Book—Lab

Georgia Hutchison and Sophie Gaur

Book Lab addresses the spatiality, culture and intangibility of reading. The traditional artifact of the ‘book’ is transforming, mutating. New forms are celebrated: art book fairs, independent publishing, handmade books, podcast libraries, long-form and micro-publishing, twitter feeds, publication as exhibition, storytelling nights and reading rooms, book clubs, etcetera.

This studio explores and celebrates the

Adam Lynch

Adam Lynch is a young, Australian based industrial designer who explores the possibilities of creating 3-dimensional products through the manipulation of 2-dimensional materials. Lynch’s work emphasises the use of modern technologies to achieve his products.

Lynch has been active in Co-founding LAB DE STU, a Melbourne based multi award winning design collective, and more recently Dowel

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

Computational Prototyping for Industrial Design

Computational prototyping for industrial design provides a practical and theoretical immersion into the technical field of creating custom software to manipulate and control various forms of digital media. Industrial design practice increasingly engages in the integration of software in the products they design and the process by which they undertake design and research. Fields of

Species of Spaces and other Places

Studio Tutors: Ronnie Lacham & Tate Anson

Studio Timetable: Tuesday 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm & Tuesday  6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

George Perec Species of Spaces and other Pieces attempt to deal with the ‘stage’ in the conventional concepts of apartment space, trying to imagine fascinating alternatives in their strangeness to the familiar division of a bedroom, a