SynAesthesia Design Lab

With Malte Wagenfeld

In Greek synaesthesia translates into ‘union of the senses; syn- (union) and aesthesis (sensation).  In contemporary usage synaesthesia refers to a rare neurological condition in which two or more streams of sensory data interlink or cross resulting in synaestheses; having the sensation of hearing colour, seeing sound, smelling pictures and so on.It can

Youssef Tayeb

Youssef Tayeb is a maker.  He is fascinated by the opportunities which the world of digital fabrication can afford designers.  Heavily influenced by an open-source ethos, he firmly believes that the disruptive technologies which the personal manufacturing movement develops will result in the democratisation of manufacturing.

Working as a freelancer after graduating from RMIT’s Industrial Design

No Connection: Increasing the connectivity of Victorian rural communities

Lecturer: Rob Eales

Partners: Victorian Farmer’s Federation

Wednesday 9.30 until 12.30 and Thursday 5.00pm until 8.00pm

During this studio we will be working with the Victorian Farmers Federation and regional communities in Victoria to explore how to overcome the social and economic isolation that comes with low to no Internet access. If we sidestep the idea that the

Malte Wagenfeld

Malte Wagenfeld is Senior lecturer in Industrial Design at RMIT; he is a design practitioner, academic, artist, curator and researcher. As an industrial design practitioner, Malte has extensive experience in the design of furniture, appliances, objects and interiors with a specialisation in low volume manufacturing and prototyping. The designs resulting from this have been internationally

Jaclyn Pokrovsky

Jaclyn graduated from RMIT Industrial Design (Honours) program in 2014. As a designer maker based in Melbourne, Jaclyn has also worked on an array of projects with RMIT including various research outcomes and ateliers with international designers including Antonio Aricò and GT2P. Focused predominantly on batch production of ceramic, these projects also incorporated themes such

Creative Strategies for Movement Awareness: documenting and interrogating movement for the design of interactive technologies

Lecturers: Areli Avendano Franco and Frank Feltham 

Studio Timetable: Tuesdays 3.00 pm – 6pm & Thursdays 1:00 pm – 4:00pm

Research Partners, Dr. Lian Loke, Health and Creativity Research Node, Charles Perkins Centre, University of Sydney

We have seen a rapid change in the lifestyles of people living in urban centres throughout Australia. One startling finding is the rise in sedentary

Towards Ecoville

Stephen Clune and Simon Lockrey

Ecoville nowcasts “A place where people live and work under the ‘eco’ banner of holistic sustainability”. Focusing on three related themes of food, the household and health. The household will be studied in relation to how we live, our health and wellbeing. The studio develops products that facilitate a reduction in

Culpra Station

Campbell Drake

Known as Culpra Station, this multidisciplinary studio is centered around a 8500 hectare site in rural New South Wales and will explore social enterprise and design systems that provide economic, environmental, social and cultural benefits to local communities. The studio has been formulated following an invitation by the Culpra Milli Aboriginal Corporation to assist

bioMatters

With Gyungju Chyon with a special guest Aidyn Mouradov (Algal Biologist)

After the digital revolution, a new revolution is on the way, and it is not about digital printing but about growing living tissues and cells. Thanks to the development of biotechnology, bioengineering, and nanotechnology, the revolution is not just about changing methods, but shifting our lives in an entirely different

Andrew Louey

Andrew Louey is an experienced industrial designer and educator. An RMIT University and Art Center Europe alumni, his skills and insights in transportation (automotive, motorcycles, trucks) and product (power tools, consumer goods) design have been gathered working locally and internationally with companies such as Ford, SAAB, Nissan, BlueSky Design, GMC and Electrolux amongst others.

Andrew is passionate