Search results for "design"

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Who We Are

Design and Cultural Invention

Sat 07 Sep 2013

Design is often thought of as mere window dressing, used to sell lifestyles to an eager populace. By taking a broader view of the term, design can be seen as an active participant in cultural invention, shaping and altering the way in which we interact with the world. This course will look at some of the ways in which it affects our lives, and h ...

Living Small: Tiny & Affordable Houses

Thu 23 Jun 2016

You’ve all seen the Hobbit houses on flat-bed trucks and the three story family homes built on smaller footprints that most of our shoe racks, but the tiny housing movement stands for more than Pinterest clickbait. It addresses political, social and environmental concerns while still drawing the eye. This panel discussion will ...

Design and Cultural Invention

Design As A Tool For Exploring Possible Futures

Sat 07 Sep 2013

History Matters

How the Gold Rush shaped our relationship to stuff

Thu 09 Mar 2017

Why are we are so attached to our stuff? What meaning lies behind the things we buy? This session traces our obsession with things back to the Gold Rush era (1851-1880). The discovery of gold in Victoria brought to Melbourne new wealth, unprecedented access to a global network of consumer goods and great opportunities for social mobility. What peop ...