CBD North

Studio leader: Wil Campbell

Studio Associates: RMIT University, University of Melbourne, City of Melbourne.

Studio Timetable:
Wednesday 13:30 – 16:30 and Thursday 17:00 – 20:00

CBD North is a visioning project shared by RMIT University, City of Melbourne and the University of Melbourne (UoM). We speculate on the future development of the area between RMIT and UoM. This small district

Connect Collaborate: The nature of work in the digital age

Oliver Field & Stephen Wallace

We are living amongst the greatest shift in workplace design since the industrial revolution. Production based economies are diminishing under the rise of a knowledge based global economy.

Data is the new oil; 3rd wave technologies enable workers to create, manipulate, collaborate and distribute information in unprecedented ways.

The workplace is global; businesses

Ecoville Antarctic

NOTE: SPRING SCHOOL | November – December 2015

with Simon Lockery & Karli Vergese

Ecoville is a concept that now casts “A place where people live and work under the ‘eco’ banner of holistic sustainability”. Centre for Design and Society has partnered with the Australian Antarctic Division  to investigate the environmental impacts of Australia’s Antarctic infrastructure (Casey

RE | Design Studio

with Simon Curlis & Soumtiri Varadarajan

The RE|Design Studio addresses the concerns of a motorcycle company with a proud history & brand identity that is facing increasing pressure in the global market place.In the footsteps of other heritage such as Harley Davidson (USA) or Triumph (UK), we are tasked with visualising the evolution of the brand

augmented | landscapes

with Ross McLeod + Charles Anderson + Chuan Khoo

feedback

FEEDBACK is animated by three conceptual concerns: site-specificity; sensory experience; and individuals’ connections to place. The studio will explore the creation of new sensory relationships between people and place, building a sense of belonging to the larger community through the built environment.

FEEDBACK will be conducted as an interdisciplinary

Sustainable Bodies and Urban Playgrounds: Movement Based Interaction for an alternative now

Frank Feltham & Jeffrey Hannam

Three key challenges for sustainable living point to a pressing need for rethinking how the designed environment can better support physical health and well-being. With the advent of the compact city, it is anticipated that a large proportion of the Australian population will be living in urban centres in medium-to-high density

Sarah Webber

Sarah Webber has professional IT background, mostly in client-facing and user advocacy roles. Most recently, she worked in user research and UX evaluation, but before that in business analysis and project management, for a range of corporate, government, academic and non-profit organisations.
In recent years Sarah has collaborated on academic projects designing and researching novel applications

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

Masculinities

Tutor: Din Heagney

Monday: 1.30pm

 

Abstract

Beyond the biological differences between the various genders, what does being male actually mean in the 21st century? Why are objects in different cultures described as having feminine or masculine attributes? What does it mean when we describe a design as masculine – be it an object or a building? How do

The Body Ornament

Wednesdays, 5.30 PM to 9.30 PM
Room: 88.5.20/20A
At the surface, the body ornament concerns itself with notions of beautification, self-image & expression, emotional symbolism, social, religious & ethnic identification, familial connectedness etc. The practice of body adornment is deep rooted in human history; a practice which continues to progress & regress in the many evolving, tangible forms