Safeness in the Gig Economy

Lecturers: Ian de Vere and Malte Wagenfeld 

Tuesday 9.30 – 12.30 – Online (V-Practical)Thursday 9.30 – 12.30 – On Campus (045.01.005D)

The studio will focus on issues of safeness for workers in the gig economy. These workers who are typically paid per job/task are classed as independent contractors and often have minimal training nor access to safety

Ethical AI

Lecturers: Gordon Young and Pierre Proske

Tuesday 9.30 – 12.30 – On Campus (045.01.005D)Thursday 9.30 – 12.30 – Online (V-Practical)

A.I. is already here…but what is it and how will change our lives? It has been touted as a dramatic game changer for humanity—a powerful new tool. This studio starts with questioning the ethics of AI development

Wearable Sports Technology

Lecturer: Emma Luke  

Tuesday 9.30 – 12.30 – Online (V-Practical)Thursday 9.30 – 12.30 – Online (V-Practical)

This studio develops speculative scenarios for integrating IoT technologies into sports and performance apparel through wearable technology and flexible fabrication outcomes with Industry partner Ventou. Using a Product Service System (PSS) approach with strategic direction from Ventou, students will engage in a process of iterative concept development that

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


Studio Tutor: Dr Liam Fennessy and Dr Soumitri VaradarajanTuesday 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm Wednesday 11:30 am – 2:30pmWhere: RMIT City Campus, RMIT Brunswick Campus and Siteworks in Brunswick

Anthropogenic Climate Change (ACC) demands a radical change in how we (人= people) imagine a good life and a sharp shift away

Coranderrk Rejuvenation Lore: Indigenous Climate Engineering

Studio Tutors: Ronnie Lacham | Industrial Design | School of Design (Industrial Design)Dr Alban Mannisi | Landscape Architecture | School of Architecture and Urban Design Thursday 11:30 am – 2:30 pm | 45.01.05CThursday 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm | 45.01.05C

‘Aborigines using fire to hunt kangaroos’, by convict artist Joseph