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1 day ago

Congratulations to all of our students that received an award at the recent Design Prize Ceremony. We are very proud to celebrate the achievements of our fabulous students! The ceremony was attended by the prize recipients along with their friends and families, as well as the generous prize donors, sponsors and our dedicated staff. The exhibition, curated by School of Design Lecturer Sarah Douglas, is currently on display in the Cullity Gallery. . . . . #UWA #schoolofdesign #uwadesign #architecture #landscapearchitecture #urbandesign #uwafineartsandhistoryofarts #designprize #congratulations

4 days ago

Join a two week collaboration between students from the Bartlett School of Architecture - UCL London and The UWA School of Design. This two week intensive workshop will run under unit code ARCT5590 during the winter semester break of 2019 from July 8th to 19th at the UWA Campus in Perth. Expressions of interest and applications are open to Masters students at UWA School of Design, The Bartlett School of Architecture UCL and other invited schools from Europe and Australia. The workshop will be run by Senior Teaching Fellow Sabine Storp and Senior Lecturer Patrick Weber ( @storpweber ) from the Bartlett UCL and UWA School of Design’s Adjunct Research Fellow Patrick Beale ( @firefly552 ) and Associate Professor Bill Busfield. Please note that this is a ‘live’ project with real world application in the Northern most reaches of the Perth Metro area. For more information contact: patrick.beale @uwa.edu.au An information session for the winter workshop will be taking place on Tuesday 21st May at 5.30pm in G.22. If you are interested in applying come along on Tuesday and find out more. . . . . #UWA #schoolofdesign #uwadesign #UCL #bartlett_ucl #architecture #winterworkshop #perth #london #mastersstudents #uwastudents #bartlettstudents #negociatedcity

5 days ago

An information session for the international workshop taking place in Harbin, China over the winter break will be held on Tuesday 21st May at 5pm in G.22. The workshop is a 6 point optional Masters unit and will be run by School of Design Lecturer Craig McCormack ( @craigwmccormack ) and Adjunct Research Fellow Romesh Goonewardene ( @romesh_61 ). There are also scholarships available. If you are interested in taking part come along on Tuesday and find out more. . . . . #UWA #schoolofdesign #uwadesign #architecture #winterworkshop #harbin #china #mastersstudents #uwastudents #scholarships #hyperbaroque

6 days ago

SPACE ARCHITECTURE  International Guest Speakers Join us for a lecture by Dr. Olga Bannova of the Sasakawa International Center for Space Architecture (SICSA) of the University of Houston and Luke Schmick, Aerospace Engineer at NASA, on Tuesday 21st May at 2pm in presentation room G.22 on the ground floor of the ALVA building. All welcome! Photo: Archiv Redakce. . . . . #UWA #schoolofdesign #uwadesign #architecture #lecture #space #spacearchitecture #universityofhouston #sasakawainternationalcenterforspacearchitecture #extremeenvironments #spaceexploration

1 week ago

AILA Fresh WA Speaker Series ( @waila_fresh ) featuring School of Design Senior Lecturer Jennie Officer ( @officerwoods ) and Teaching Associate Rosie Halsmith ( @toandfro_studio ). Jennie Officer is also director at Officer Woods Architects and Rosie Halsmith director at To & Fro Studio. ⠀ Date: Wednesday 15 May 2019⠀ Time: 6:00pm for a 6:30pm start⠀ Venue: Brickworks Design Studio⠀ AILA Student Members FREE (Join today)⠀ Non-Members $5⠀ ⁣Bookings essential via link in @waila_fresh bio ⠀ Presenters:⠀ Carl Thompson, Design Director Urbis Perth⠀ Jennie Officer, Director Officer Woods Architects⠀ Rosie Halsmith, Director To & Fro Studio . . . . #UWA #schoolofdesign #uwadesign #uwadesignstaff #architecture #landscapearchitecture #aila #waila_fresh #lecture #brickworksbp #portfoliodesignworkshop

1 week ago

A few of our School of Design students have been shortlisted for the VIVID 2019 awards! Congratulations to Tonielle Dempers ( @lemonandsugar ), Nic Kotsoglo ( @nicholastickolas ), Tasmin Vivian-Williams ( @mina_milano_ ) and Tyran Hanlon ( @tyranhanlon )! Their work was part of the Furniture Design unit run by Lecturer Mark Sawyer and Guy Eddington ( @guy_eddington_design ) in 2018. Images in order of appearance: Tonielle Dempers - Loopdey and Loopdey Snr “Loopdey is derived from a children's toy, this task lamp takes qualities incited by childhood play and incorporates them into a lightweight, versatile product. 'Playing' with the design allows light to be directed where necessary, through rotating and sliding the head.  Designed for disassembly every aspect of the lamp can be taken apart and recycled. Loopdey Snr is a pair of side tables taking form from a Möbius strip and cues from childhood fun which is expressed in the playful details and joinery. Resulting in a minimalist side table suited to slide under a couch or bedside.”. Nic Kotsoglo - D.Light and D.Shelf "D.Light (USB powered task-lamp) and D.Shelf (modular shelving unit) sit as a set. Referencing games like Lego and K’nex, the two products are designed with the user’s experience of construction and deconstruction in mind. Each element has been considered to ensure ease of manufacture and recycle-ability.". Tasmin Vivian-Williams - Treeo Lamp "The Treeo Lamp is a playful abstraction of children’s building blocks that when assembled, create a unique sculptural object. It’s made from three different shapes and out of three different materials to be used in three different ways which can be disassembled. A trio of sorts; plastic, steel and Oregon pine.". Tyran Hanlon - Torque Lamp “Inspired by a spinning top, this design invokes the user to playfully and purposefully engage with the product. Tactility is key with users rolling the lamp about its base to direct light, a theme which is enhanced by the coloured disk on the top, functioning as the product’s switch.” . . . . #UWA #schoolofdesign #uwadesign #furnituredesign #lightingdesign #objectdesign #shortlisted #VIVID2019 #uwastudents #congratulations #awards

2 weeks ago

Congratulations to the staff of the School of Design that have recently been awarded at the Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Education Awards for Excellence in Teaching and Service: Dr Emily Eastgate Brink - Excellence in Teaching (Early Career) @brinkemily Devon Ward - Excellence in Teaching (Tutors & Sessional Staff) @dddevonwwward Emily van Eyk - Excellence in Teaching (Tutors & Sessional Staff) @emilyvaneyk Dr Julian Bolleter - Excellence in Teaching (Research Supervision) Guy Eddington - Service Award for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning. @guy_eddington_design . . . . #UWA #FABLE #schoolofdesign #uwadesign #uwadesignstaff #awards #historyofart #urbandesign #architecture #excellence #teaching #research #service #studentlearning #uwafineartsandhistoryofarts #audrc

2 weeks ago

SymbioticA Friday Seminar Series featuring a talk by our staff member Senior Lecturer Vladimir Todorovic. #repost @symbiotica.lab Acts of Resistance in Generative and Biological Arts Date: 10 May 2019 Time: 3:00pm Location: SymbioticA Speaker: Vladimir Todorovic, School of Design, The University of Western Australia This talk explores connections and affinities between a selection of generative and biological art projects. Presented generative artworks tend to favor beautifying, mimicking and digitally replicating life and its processes over other aspects of art making. In such artificial simulations, artists problematize gaps and likeness between software-based systems and living forms. Discussed BioArt projects illustrate unique treatment of living matter through artists' struggle with established systems of control. In both disciplines of generative and BioArt, I attempt to locate artists' creative acts of resistance and their multifaceted manifestations; a concept reiterated by Deleuze in his lecture "What is the Creative Act?" from 1987. Both practices often create speculative blueprints by modifying, designing or tinkering with the (non) artificial living systems. Vladimir Todorovic is a filmmaker, artist and educator. He works with new technologies for immersive and generative storytelling. His projects have won several awards and have been shown at various festivals, exhibitions, museums and galleries including: HANIFF, Cottbus (28th), Visions du Reel (49th, 46th, 44th) Cinema du Reel (37th), IFFR (42nd, 40th and 39th), Festival du Nouveau Cinema (42nd), BIFF, SGIFF, L’Alternativa, YIDFF, Siggraph, ISEA (2019, 2016, 2008, 2006), Ars Electronica, Transmediale, Centre Pompidou, The Reina Sofia Museum (Madrid) and Japan Media Art Festival. . . . . #UWA #uwadesign #uwafineartsandhistoryofart #uwadesignstaff #bioart #filmmaking #art #design #conceptualart #deleuze #control #generativeart #film #systems #newtechnology #theory #symbiotica

2 weeks ago

Our first year history and theory students recently went on a field trip to Fremantle with School of Design Lecturer Joely-Kym Sobott ( @joelykym ) to participate in a study of a “real” 19th century port city as a means to contextualise ideas about the past, architecture and society, cultivating skills in primary research and visual analysis. The trip concluded with a tour of the Fremantle Port Authority building given by Manager of Corporate and Community relations, Neil Stanbury. Images attached (in order): 1. Beginning of study adjacent to the Fremantle Municipal Tramways Building, east of the “Roundhouse” (1831), 2. Just finished sketching High Street, intended by John Septimus Roe’s survey (1833) of the peninsula in which Fremantle would be sited, with the profile of Fremantle Town Hall’s lantern (1887), 3. En route to Manjarree trail studying impact of Colonial governance on Nyoongar People, and then to Commissariat Buildings (1850s) - the first site developed using convict labour 4. Looking for the 1890 hotel named after the ship: The Cleopatra, 5. Neil Stanbury and students in the foyer of the Port Authority building, 6. details of brise solei of foyer doors allowing cross-ventilation, 7. details of tile surface ornamentation, 8. Observation deck, 9. St Andrew’s Mariners Chapel (1937), 10. Façadism. . . . . #UWA #schoolofdesign #uwadesign #historyandtheory #fieldtrip #uwastudents #19thCentury #portcity #fremantle #fremantleportauthoritybuilding

2 weeks ago

Hivecubator 2.0, a project by our School of Design Lecturer Michael Bianco ( @biancoprojects ), is currently part of the Spare Parts exhibition running at the Science Gallery London until May 12th. Hivecubator is a hive-based incubator designed to care for living human tissues growing in-vitro. Hivecubator utilises a beehive’s ability to produce heat and self-regulate CO2 (Seeley, 1974) as an analogue to a laboratory incubator. The form of the Hivecubator is inspired by the Egyptian Temple of the Sun, the site of the first known representation of beekeeping. As an artwork, Hivecubator is a response to the current global honeybee crisis, and a meditation on the forms of care and control that are bound in the ancient interspecies relationship between humans and honeybees. Below is an excerpt from a review by the Irish Times on the exhibition and the Hivecubator 2.0. “While many of the exhibits suggest a future where humans take ever more control of natural processes, Spare Parts also addresses issues surrounding the risks posed to the natural world, and to our survival, by our current lifestyles. Hivecubator 2.0, by artist and beekeeper Michael Bianco, highlights our interdependence with bees. A DIY incubator is designed to care for living tissues grown in vitro, with the survival of the cells dependent on the health of the bees that live within the incubator. Even as we envisage a world involving greater personalisation of our bodies and their repair, it’s a healthy reminder that it’s not all about us. 'It’s important that we recognise that we are not necessarily the centre of the universe,” curator Stephanie Delcroix adds. “It teaches us to be humble.’’ . Image 01: Hivecubator 2.0, courtesy of Steven Aaron Hughes. Image 02: SGL SpareParts, courtesy of Science Gallery London. . . . . #UWA #schoolofdesign #uwadesign #uwafineartsandhistoryofarts #uwadesignstaff #staffprojects #biancoprojects #beekeeper #hivecubator #honeybees #laboratory #incubator #invitro #globalhoneybeecrisis #interspecies #scigallerylon #irishtimesnews

3 weeks ago

#repost ‘Cloister House', a project by MORQ ( @morqarchitecture ), a Perth and Rome based office co-founded by two of our staff members, Associate Professors Andrea Quagliola and Emiliano Roia. ‘Cloister House’ is a shortlisted finalist in The Plan Awards 2019 and has also been shortlisted for the Houses Awards 2019. Photo: © @giulioaristide. . . . . #UWA #schoolofdesign #uwadesign #architecture #uwadesignstaff #staffprojects #MORQ #morqarchitecture #cloisterhouse #perth #rome #residentialarchitecture #rammedconcrete #hiddengarden #theplanawards2019 #housesawards2019

3 weeks ago

April is World Landscape Architecture Month! You are welcome to come and celebrate at the School of Design on the 29th April at 4pm. We will meet outside our ALVA building and light refreshments will be available. Representatives from the landscape architecture profession will be joining us. We look forward to seeing you all and talking about our wonderful world of landscape architecture! Image: Into the Wild by Openfabric, Dmau Photo: © Francesco Garofalo. . . . . #UWA #schoolofdesign #uwadesign #landscapearchitecture #worldlandscapearchitecturemonth #ifla #aila_national #wailafresh #uwastudents

3 weeks ago

SymbioticA Friday Seminar Series featuring a talk by our staff member Assistant Professor Kirill de Lancastre Jedenov. #repost @symbiotica.lab Design Tactics for Uncertain Times Date: 26 April 2019 Time: 3:00 pm Location: SymbioticA Speaker: Kirill de Lancastre Jedenov Cities, buildings and objects are not isolated entities. In our interconnected world, they are part of larger complex systems. The built environment faces old and new challenges: climate change and natural catastrophes, pollution, water shortage, unemployment, food supply constraints, inefficient infrastructures, living conditions inequalities, short term rent of private houses and subsequent rent increases, displacement of low-middle classes from city centres, empty investment properties, cyber security and surveillance mechanisms, highly educated homeless individuals, privatisation of public spaces, refugee influxes, cultural tensions, extremist groups, populism and unannounced acts of random violence. Some cities and regions now accept crisis not as an anomaly but as an endless continuing situation. For many, crisis is the new normal. Our world is finite, fully explored and with increasing levels of consumption, students expectations to design through massive amounts of materials and human labour will be increasingly difficult to fulfil. In this context, architects and designers cannot continue to work with the classical methodologies of the tabula rasa or rehabilitation of the pre existing as it once was. It is important that students understand that there are other available fields for them to operate. . . . . #UWA #schoolofdesign #uwadesign #symbiotica #seminar #uwadesignstaff

4 weeks ago

Behold...the staff that are on hand to assist you this week in The Student Hub. Be sure to come in and get a kick start on the final 4 weeks of semester!