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.

Polar possibilities

Ben Landau

The future of Antarctica is uncertain. Although many nations have signed on to protect it as a continent of peace and science; globalisation, geopolitical arm wrestles, global warming, the race for resources and even ideological battles threaten its present condition.

In this studio, designers will use research to visualise these futures in critical objects, images,

Our Space

with Mani Williams

Studio: 2018 Sem 1

This studio will expose you to contemporary data collection and analytic techniques to understand user behaviour, and strategies to integrate them into your design process. The development of our new Building 45 space will be our site, and your fellow students and faculty staff with be our clients. Together they

Charles Lin

Charles Lin is a freelance concept artist currently based in Melbourne. From a young age Charles has been passionate about storytelling leading to an interest in illustration, comic books, video games, and film. This has led to work ranging from storyboard artist to 3D design consultant.

Charles graduated Industrial Design with Honours from RMIT in 2006

Eco Moto

With Simon Curlis
This studio is about world changing, it is about creating viable visions of technical innovation for personal transportation as a provocation for radical revision of mobility systems.
There are a number of themes to be encountered, considered and answers to be articulated by you as a designer in the realm of sustainability (both equity

Species of Spaces and other Places

Studio Tutors: Ronnie Lacham & Tate Anson

Studio Timetable: Tuesday 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm & Tuesday  6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

George Perec Species of Spaces and other Pieces attempt to deal with the ‘stage’ in the conventional concepts of apartment space, trying to imagine fascinating alternatives in their strangeness to the familiar division of a bedroom, a

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

Atelier

With Marc Pascal

We will commence with a studio visit to where I work. I will show my methods and how we create what we do. The modular colouring system, and what is on the drawing board right now. Then it is over to you to conceive a sophisticated lighting object that will be unique 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

Power and People 2011

in collaboration with

Neal Haslem & SLOW Lab students, RMIT Media and Communications;

Ceri Hann RMIT Postgraduate participatory art researcher;

THE VILLAGE Festival   www.thevillagefestival.com.au

Wednesdays, 1.30 PM to 5.30 PM

Room: 88.5.20/20A

This studio course is a creative investigation of the relationship between power and people.

POWER as energy, capability, force.

PEOPLE as individuals, collectives, societies.

The studio will explore playful social participation in