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Urban Ag: For Strange Times

Studio Lead: Robert Eales

Urban Garden

Urban Ag for Strange Times is a studio that investigates how we can grow food in small spaces in urban environments. The context for this has been provoked to action by effects of climate change, and social isolation through the pandemic lockdown renewing interest in growing food at home and in urban spaces.

Growing

Food Bank

Studio Leaders: Juliette Anich & Emma Gerard

Studio TimesMonday 15:30 – 18:30 &Wednesday 15:30 – 18:30

How can design be used to make life easier, more equal, better for all? How can we use design to take things from a place of abundance to a place of need? How can charities expand their geographic reach to help

Pandemic Public Transport

Studio Lead: Simon Curlis

Curlis, Simon 2019 Trams

Studio times: Monday 11:30 – 14:30 & Wednesday  11:30 – 14:30 

This studio poses the problem that COVID-19 has brought to people using public transport (PT) during the Pandemic and in reintegrating to work after we start to head back to our offices. (1)

In a city like Melbourne with increased use

Objects That Speak

Sleek spoon designed by Achille Castiglioni

Dr Alban Mannisi

Alban Mannisi is a Landscape Urbanist whose research focus is on the emerging political ecology implementation in landscape planning and the social ecology deployment through various indigenous environmental mediation. His recent projects decipher the globalisation of sustainable narrative and the foundation of localised citizen resistance to translate intangible landscape components in environmental design.

Deeply concerned with

Speculative Design Studio

Speculative Design is about propositional design concepts that embrace change and radical innovations or revision rather than iterative re-design. Speculative design embraces the ideas of Critical Design, Discursive Design and Product/Service/Systems Design to achieve our studio practice and project resolution. 

“Let’s call it critical design, that questions the cultural, social and ethical implications of emerging technologies.

Associate Professor Karli Verghese

Supervisor Meeting Times: Tuesdays, 13:00 – 14:30, in B44.1.4 (15 Lygon Street, a couple of doors down from B45)

I am a Principal Research Fellow in the Industrial Design program of the School of Design, RMIT University, Melbourne. My research activities have involved working with industry and government on areas such as packaging, food waste,

Dr Juan Sanin

Supervisor Meeting Time: Tuesday 11.30-2.30 (City Campus; Social Innovation Hub, Carlton; Gregory Lodge, Kensington)

I’m interested in how ‘design’ (in a very broad sense) can be used to create everyday experiences that contribute to people’s wellbeing. In my research and practice I combine a variety of methods from design, ethnography and cultural studies to embed myself

Pierre Proske

Supervisor Meeting Time: Tuesday 8.30-11.30 in B.45

Pierre Proske is an electronic media artist, creative coder and designer specialising in immersive and interactive installations. Having worked extensively in Europe on various commissions and artistic projects in conjunction with organisations such as the Ars Electronica Futurelab and Future Applications Lab, his work involves exposing the unspoken relationships

Dr Scott Mitchell

Supervisor Meeting Time: Tuesday 11.30-2.30 in B.45

Dr. Scott Mitchell is a lecturer in Industrial Design and a practicing artist. His undergraduate training was in Sculpture and his PhD examined the use and misuse of mass-produced objects with a particular focus on practices of hacking and open source communities. His research, teaching and art practice engages