Acknowledging the Anthropocene

Tutor: Björn Rust

Timetable: Tuesday 2:30pm  – 5:30pm

Location: 051.07.004

This tutorial proposes that in this epoch of human design, we must forge our built environments in response to vernacular peculiarities such that they fulfil local needs while also enriching the entire system beyond our immediate concerns.

The profound influence of humans on the environment and its climate systems

Urban Commons Living Laboratory

With Shawn Ashkanasy and Justin Hutchinson

The Urban Commons Living Laboratory is an ongoing experimental studio exploring products and services to reconnect people to food and each other in high density urban environments.

The studio responds to the many challenges associated with high destiny urban living. Namely, smaller footprint living, social connection and engagement, food systems, and

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

Juliana Luna

I’m an Industrial and fashion designer, lecturer and creative problem solver with a passion for designing sustainable and socially meaningful futures. I specialise in creative methodologies design research whilst focusing on consumer behaviour and its correlation with the philosophical, environmental and cultural aspects of contemporary society. I’m a PhD candidate at Monash University where I’m

Bamboo Bike

Studio Leaders: Lance Rake & Michael Efford

Studio Timetable:
Monday       | 15:30 6:30 PM | 045.01.005B
Wednesday | 15:30 6:30 PM | 045.01.005D

Note: This is a  cross-disciplinary studio with Communications Design *CAPED at 10 ID students.

Over the past ten years I have designed and built bamboo bikes in India, Nepal, Alabama, Haiti, and Sweden.  Each design

Brewing Senses 2012

Gyungju Chyon

Our sensorial experiences with artifacts, food, and the world around us structure and deepen our living experiences. Our senses enable us to experience the world intimately, personally, and singularly.
Focusing on Tea culture from two different places (Japan and UK), students will design ‘experience’ for/around tea engaging the range of tactile, olfactory, gustatory, and auditory senses.

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

Toy Story

 

Studio Tutors: Tal Mor Sinay

Studio  Timetable:
Monday   | 8:30 – 11:30 AM | 045.01.005A
Thursday | 15:30 – 6:30 PM | 045.01.005A

 

“Play is the highest form of research” (Albert Einstein?)

This studio taps on an emerging movement in recent years that seeks to look for, and empower the problem solvers of the future. Children are already designers, creative

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

Body Movin’

with Dr Scott Mayson

This studio evolves emerging practices in design where consumers are customising an artefact with a personalised sense of creation. Traditionally, a products form is finalised, pre-manufacture, with little room for evolution. What if advanced design and manufacturing tools afforded the designer the ability to allow consumers to manipulate their designs within a