Post-Fordism: Designing futures in the wake of industrial design.

Jess Bird (VEIL) and guests

The Ford Assembly Plant has been part of the Broadmeadows landscape for 55 years, manufacturing cars and providing local jobs. In October 2016, the plant will close and Ford will cease manufacturing in Australia. So when the last car is rolled off the assembly line, what happens to all this potential?

Jaliangan

 

with Ian Nazareth

Jaliangan is a portmanteau of Jaali, a perforated screen and Aangan, a residential courtyard. The studio will engage with strategies for micro urban living through the design of a multi-residential community.

Using the apartment typology as a ground for speculation, the studio will investigate and develop fresh narratives for habitation within dense urban conditions.

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

Dirt Dreams 2016

Studio Leaders: Dr Judith Glover & Mehrnoush Latifi

Studio timetable: Tuesday 5pm and Wednesday 1.30pm

Industry Partners: Clayworks Australia and Northcote Pottery

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

Sustainable Vacation 2012

with Simon Curlis

This studio considers service design tools and social innovation as a means of developing tourism and sustainable vacation potential in post-carbon localised economies situated in regional Victoria. You will encounter notions of local and regional self-sufficiency in meeting food, water, and energy production and economic needs. You will also proposes activities & services

Sustainable Vacation 2013

With Jessica Bird

Sustainable Vacation? Every year 2 million people travel along the Great Ocean Road, some staying a few days, some just doing a whirlwind trip to see the sights. The Otway Ranges and Great Ocean Road serves international and domestic tourists to drive (consume resources) and eat (consume food) and view natural phenomena such

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

Re-imagining human-computer interaction (HCI) for the mobile environment

Studio Leaders: Scott Mitchell & Sarah Webber

Studio Partner: Microsoft Centre for Social Natural User Interfaces

Studio Time & Location: Wednesday 9:00 am – 12:00 pm 100.05.005 & Thursday 12:30 am – 3:30 pm 8.07.44

Mobile computing has had a huge impact on our lives – smart phones and tablet computers have changed the way we move through the city,

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

Dirt Dreams: batch production in slip-cast ceramics

with Judith Glover

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 rigours of slip-cast production. Students