The End, Dying Studio

Studio Leaders: Dr Soumitri Varadarajan & Dr Juliette Anich

The leading cause of death is birth, and since we have all been born, we will all die. Despite death’s certainty and a rapidly ageing population, Australian society struggles with accepting the final gesture of dying.

Moving against the mainstream tide of the pursuit for eternal youth and

Marc Pascal

Marc Pascal has been working in the field of designer maker for almost 20 years. He studied Fine Art, painting and printing at VCA and then Industrial Design at RMIT. He is very interested in the “hands on” approach to design, and as such makes most of the production work in his studio where all

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

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

Aditi Singh

Aditi Singh, Architect & Industrial Designer, holds a Masters Degree in Design from SPA, New Delhi, where she is presently Assistant Professor of Industrial Design. She has worked in a variety of domains ranging from Architecture, Product & Lighting Design, UX and Communication guided by interdisciplinary design and sustainable systems as proponents to better human

Adam Lynch

Adam Lynch is a young, Australian based industrial designer who explores the possibilities of creating 3-dimensional products through the manipulation of 2-dimensional materials. Lynch’s work emphasises the use of modern technologies to achieve his products.

Lynch has been active in Co-founding LAB DE STU, a Melbourne based multi award winning design collective, and more recently Dowel

The Body In Design

Frank Feltham

& Scott Mitchell for 3 workshops (12hrs)

The body remains to some degree an elusive entity in our understandings of human cognition and our evolving relations with technology. With the advent of mobile and wearable sensor technologies, the body is brought to the fore as the essential and defining site of interaction and experience. Devices

Altruism & design (industry of one)

Tim Collins

with Justin Hutchinson

Philanthropy is often left to the wealthy, charity groups, companies and organisations. This doesn’t need to be the case. Designers with good ideas can be just as philanthropic, all it takes is time, energy and positivity. This studio will be looking at areas in your neighbourhood where we can provide altruistic design

Exhibition design and curatorship: Contemporary cultures of display

By Deanne Koelmeyer
The studio will explore the contemporary practices of display and exhibition.  The studio will expose students to the process of curatorial theme development; object and artifact selection, interpretation, exhibition design and audience participation and interaction.
Students will engage with current critical debate on topical ideas/issues including:
-the idea of audience-centered institutions,
– the idea that visitors

Tim Collins

Tim Collins completed his studies in Industrial Design at RMIT, including a semester at London’s prestigious Ravensbourne College. His work in varying areas of design from furniture to product, industrial, installations and interior design has allowed him to consider new possibilities in experimental design. He is guided by the notion of morphing familiar objects into