Dr Juliette Anich

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

Dr Juliette Anich is an active entrepreneur and researcher. Her interests lie in exploring environmental and social change through research, teaching and project development. She loves crazy ideas, start-ups and growing businesses.

Juliette has a Bachelor in Design from UNSW, a Masters in Business from RMIT where her thesis looked into ethical consumer behaviour and decision making. She went on to receive a scholarship for her PhD at RMIT, in the School of Architecture and Design, which explored environmental behaviour and activism in urban agriculture. This was completed in August 2016.

In between her studies, Juliette was involved in the fashion activist start up The Clothing Exchange in Melbourne, and local food pioneers Growing Abundance Castlemaine.

Current Research Activities

Juliette’s research focuses on social innovation and environmental responsibility and accountability. Through a combination of teaching and research, Juliette is building a portfolio of imagined sustainable, resilient and equitable future systems and developing design interventions to achieve these proposals. Juliette’s work looks at socio-technical and socio-ecological systems with a particular focus on production, consumption and behavioural practices.

Current research activities include:

  • Food Bank – connecting current not purchased end of day food from quick service restaurants (estimated at 40% per outlet daily) to food insecure people across Australia. This project addresses issues of design for inequality, tech-trust and decentralised aid distribution. This project will be developed through RMIT Industrial Design studios in 2020 in partnership with Digital Media.
  • Recycling Incubator – Recycling Incubator is an outreach platform developed with the kind support from the Metropolitan Waste and Resource Recovery Group. It aims to connect design and waste recovery industries to build new demand for recovered waste commodities through design propositions. 
  • Design@4C – developing a range of tools to support design and behavioural practices adapt to life at 4 degrees warming. This is a design activism project that provokes and challenges current sustainability discourse. This project will commence in 2020.. Its highly speculative at this point but stacks of fun.

Honours Interests

Juliette is interested in supervising students with project ideas which tackle real problems that can produce meaningful outcomes. These could span the areas of environment, safety, health, education and more. You would be interested in exploring design activism, real life prototyping, service systems, service design and complex explorations in order to produce outstanding project outcomes.