Dirt Dreams

Studio Tutor: Jude Glover

Studio Timetable: TBC

Ah…the humble porcelain bowl or cup…or is it? Could you make one? Could you make a thousand? Could you make any money? What else could you design and make if you understood the process—the possibilities of form, ornamentation and decoration not available in any other processes?

This studio will explore the

MYOM (Make your own machine)

Ben Landau + Lucile Sciallano

The widespread adoption of rapid prototyping and 3d printing has completely connected 3d digital design to manufacturing. Meanwhile, in a backlash against mass-produced objects, the aesthetic of handmade objects have become increasingly desirable. As designers, we need to conceive not only new objects, but also new ways of making them.
In this

Future Sex Studio

With Dr Judith Glover, Victoria Cullen and Margaux Hayes

This studio will investigate the potential for design research methods and practice to be applied to the genre of sexual health and wellbeing. While sex toys have been around for an extremely long time the field of design has ignored the potential of this important area of human

Space Travel Capsule

Yan Huang
The Virgin Galactic project is the first of many companies that will make commercial space travel an imminent reality. In the not too distant future, one can expect to journey to the moon and back in a day.
The space travel capsule studio is an Advanced Design exercise to visualise the human experience when travelling

Ronnie Lacham

“The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.”

I’m a designer by training, I think in terms of creative patterns and relationships between form and narrative. I play in the space in-between research and practice, always moving between what we think and create, and what we experience.

My work has evolved over time. Initially

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

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

Ceri Hann

Ceri Hann is a sessional tutor in the Industrial Design program at RMIT. He also has an ongoing engagement with the School of Art in the Art in Public Space Post-Graduate program. He is currently a PhD candidate in the School of Architecture and Design. The primary focus of his research is the development of

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

Concept Boat Design

NOTE: SPRING SCHOOL | November – December 2015

with Simon Curlis

This studio in concept boat design combines the ideas that sailing boats have been a most effective forms of sustainable mobility and that the role of a concept vehicle is to demonstrate a potential future, to gauge the public’s reaction and provide creative direction for a company