Ronnie Lacham

Supervisor Meeting Time: Tuesday 11.30-4.00 in B.45

Ronnie Lacham is a lecturer in Industrial Design, a design practitioner and researcher working through various disciplines , with an interest in critical and speculative design. His research designs objects which facilitate poetic meaning and metaphorical values. 

Ronnie has a Bachelor in Industrial Design (Honours), a Masters in Art and

Regenerative Design: Recovering Resources within Circular Systems

Studio Leaders | Sarah Naarden and Alexi Freeman

Studio Timetable
Monday | 3.30pm – 6.30pm | 45.01.010
Thursday | 11.30 am – 2.30pm | 45.01.010

This studio explores the speculative area of Biodesign through regenerative prototypes to address the challenges of climate change and local waste. This studio aims to recover local waste streams as a resource for new

Techno-Comfort: everyday amulets, interactive technologies and crafts

Industrial Design Tactics GRAP-1043-AUSCY-S1-TUT01/03   Thursday 2:30pm-5:30pm      013.04.007  Ana Davila

This course will
focus on the research of emotional comfort relationships developed between
humans and objects. Techno-Comfort encourages students to explore the way we
perceive and interact with the amulets that accompany us through life as buffers
for difficult times. Why do we have them? What’s so special about them? What

Sangam Studio_ Artisan & Designer: Design dialogues of Contemporary Craft Practice

Matthew Butler & Phillipa Abbot & Judith Glover

This studio aims to engage students around different modes of research, collaborative design and cross pollination of age-old technique and cultural practice with contemporary design and innovation. It looks to situate this within dialogues of sustainable development – cultural, social, environmental and economic – within Semerang, Indonesia and

Worldly Companions: designing for visitor engagement.

Monday: 3.30 – 6.30  | room 45.01.003Wednesday: 11.30 – 2.30 | room 45.01.003

Lecturers: Dr Scott Mitchell and Scott Brewer

This studio is industry partnered with Art Processors (designers of ‘the O’ visitor experience at MONA). The studio asks students to design a new visitor experience for the RMIT Design Hub Gallery. Students will be supported in

Toy Design

With Simon Curlis

This studio tutorial is an industry based project collaborating with the Advanced Manufacturing Precinct (AMP), it is the first of a series of Industry Projects to be conducted in this way. The project involves the design development of a range of toys and accessories following the initial creative visualisation of core toys. The

Lean & Green – SLC

with Simon Curlis

Lean and Green is a concept vehicle design project to provoke and promote sustainable mobility. The role of a concept vehicle is to demonstrate a potential future, to gauge the public’s reaction and provide creative direction for a company to rally behind.

During this semester you will be inducted into design teams that generate

Design for the City

Studio Leaders: Pierre Proske & Travis Cox

Studio Partner: Media Lab Melbourne

Studio Timetable: Tuesday 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm 100.05.006 & Thursday 9:30 am 12:30 pm 100.05.006

“We need a reflective urban unplanning, an understanding of the organic ways in how cities should work, the anarchy of the everyday. This is a vision of cities that values improvisation versus rigidity,

Judith Glover

I have a broad and varied range of experiences in design, fabrication, research and teaching. My own practice/ studio produces high quality sex toys in ceramic slip- cast batch production. This production aligns to my PHD thesis on the sex toy industry and its potential relationship to Industrial Design. This thesis not only explores the

Urban Food Interventions: food as a way to build resilience in cities

Tutors: Kate Archdeacon & Juliette Anich

This studio uses a design research process to explore small-scale design interventions in the Melbourne landscape working towards building urban resilience, focusing on the culture of growing food. The rise of design engagement in urban agriculture has seen a wide range of visualisations and experimental test projects emerge in