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ARCHIVE OF EVENTS IN 2011 SEMESTER 2
Local RMIT Architecture events are listed below. For international events see RMIT Architecture News
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Phone: +61 3 9925 9799
SIAL/DRI FUTURE FABRIC OF CITIES WORKSHOP
DESIGNING THE DYNAMIC Workshop and Symposium
SIAL and DRI Future Fabric of Cities Flagship are running a four day hands on physical and digital modelling workshop (21-24 Nov) and one day symposium (25 Nov).
Visiting workshop leader and keynote:
Hugh Whitehead, Director of Specialist modelling Group (SMG), Foster + Partners.
21 - 25 Nov. 2011
END OF SEMESTER DESIGN STUDIO EXHIBITION
Architecture Lower and Upperpool Design Studios
Opening night: 6pm Wednesday 9th November, 2011
Venue: RMIT Building 8, Level 11 and 12.
Drinks and DJ
SIAL/RMIT ARCHITECTURE + DESIGN STUDIO EXHIBITION
Exhibition at the Yarra Sculpture Gallery in Collingwood
2 - 20 Nov. 2011
Outcomes of transdisciplinary SIAL studio exploring computing, communication, sensing and actuation implementations in public space.
FINAL YEAR EXHIBITION
Architecture – Major Project Exhibition
Exhibition of final semester project work by the Master of Architecture students, completed in Semester 2, 2011
Opening Night: 6pm Friday 11th November, 2011
Venue: RMIT Building 45, 33 Lygon Street, Carlton, Melbourne (opp Trades Hall)
Drinks and DJ
Duration: 14-17 November
Times: Mon-Thurs, 10:00am-3:00pm
GRADUATE RESEARCH CONFERENCE (GRC)
19 – 23 October 2011
The Graduate Research Conference will feature examinations, candidate presentations, keynote lectures, book launches and social events from research students and staff of the School of Architecture and Design.
Full program schedule (PDF)
Prof Nat Chard
4.30 pm Friday 21 Oct
Architecture and the city balance the practical necessities of supporting our needs with the cultural ambition of providing pleasures. Many of these pleasures are tied up in practicalities, where architecture sets out to make our lives easier. This convenience can also anaesthetise our relationship with the world, encouraging a passive existence. Nat asks the question of how one could go about designing architecture to nurture a sublime or indeterminate condition, one in which we are active and experience an "intensification of being".* One part of this question is studied through projects that look at ways of establishing an indeterminate relationship with the existing city. The larger part of the work searches for ways in which the architect might go about
designing and drawing architecture that embraces indeterminacy, both in advance of and during inhabitation.
*(Lyotard, J.F. Artforum, April 1984)
Architecture & Design, BY PRACTICE BY INVITATION, Design Practice Research at RMIT
To be launched by Professor Colin Fudge, Pro Vice Chancellor, Design and Social Context
6 pm 21 Oct
Design Practice Research at RMIT is a longstanding program of research into what venturous designers actually do when they design. It is probably the most enduring and sustained body of research of its kind: empirical, evidence-based and surfacing evidence about design practice. It is a growing force in the world, with a burgeoning program of research in Asia, Oceania and Europe. This book documents some of its past achievements. Two kinds of knowledge are created by the research. One concerns the ways in which designers marshal their intelligence, especially their spatial intelligence, to construct the mental space within which they practice design. The other reveals how public behaviours are invented and used to support design practice. This new knowledge combined is the contribution that this research makes to the field of design practice research.
Professor Mette Thomsen
Material and representation: towards a sensitive architecture
6.30 pm Friday 21 Oct
Mette Ramsgard Thomsen will present the research practice at CITA (Centre for IT and Architecture). Exploring the relationship between digital design technologies that incorporate understandings of material performance and crafting she will discuss how computation is leading to new material practices.
19-21 October 2011
Candidates will be examined across three venues.
22-23 October 2011
Candidate abstracts (PDF)
Research candidates across Architecture, Fashion, Industrial Design, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture, Spatial Information Architecture and invitational PhDs will present their work in a public forum.
Inaugural workshop for:
Designing the New World: Developing architectural education in response to climate change (DARC)
RMIT workshop leaders: Mauro Baracco, Mel Dodd and Graham Crist
Distributed systems and local networks are increasingly seen as a new paradigm by which urban designers can re-consider the provision of critical resources like food, energy, and transport. Focussing our investigations on the rural and urban context of the Wimmera region, located approximately 300 kilometres north-west of Melbourne, our design projects will question whether the growth of regional towns could form an important alternative to the expansion of the Melbourne suburbs. Projects will consider the programmatic frameworks of land, food and work for propositions in the towns of Mitre, Goroke, Natimuk and Horsham. This is an opportunity to rethink urban design from an ecologically empathetic position.
Workshop Studio presentations
RMIT Bldg 8, level 12 Studios 36-38
RMIT Bldg 8, level 11, Rm 8.11.68
RMIT Architecture and Design
University of Technology, Sydney
Queensland University of Technology
Escola Tecnica Superior d’Arquitectura de Barcelona (ETSAB), Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Spain
Ecole Nationale Superieure d’architecture de Toulouse, France
Politecnico di Torino, Italy
EU Industrialised Countries Instrument Education Cooperation Program (ICI ECP)
The objectives of this Joint Mobility project are to exchange students between EU and Australian partners and develop a “Designing the New World” workshop. Students undertake lectures, exercises, studios, practical case studies in courses and workshops, and study of building types on the implementation of sustainable architectural designs. This will facilitate crucial research and practice employment opportunities. Students will also participate in a “Designing the New World” workshop which will be reviewed by industry partners. A total of 27 students each from the EU and Australia will study at an overseas partner for a semester.
DRI LECTURE + BOOK LAUNCH
Scripting Cultures | Architectural design and programming
PROF MARK BURRY
Lecture poster pdf
Venue: George Thompson Building (Building 55), Level 4, 58 Cardigan St, Carlton
Times: 06:00 PM to 08:00 PM
DRI PUBLIC LECTURE
Like Melbourne, Innsbruck is a city in which sports play an important role. Matchpoint Innsbruck investigates the way sports play a role in the development of the city both in the development of the city and its economics as in its everyday life and use.
Venue: RMIT Building 8, Level 11, Room 68 (Lecture Theatre), Swanston Street, Melbourne
Times: 06:00 PM to 08:00 PM
Matchpoint Innsbruck Workshop
This lecture by Bart Lootsma is associated with the Matchpoint Innsbruck workshop collaboration joint initiative between the RMIT Urban Architecture Laboratory (RMIT Architecture Program) and University of Innsbruck, Austria (UIBK). In March 2011 a group of RMIT Masters of Architecture students participated in a workshop which was set up as an urban research project on the contemporary urban condition of Innsbruck and focussed on the influence of contemporary sports and leisure culture (both formal and informal) on the urban environment.
The studio workshop was hosted by:
Matchpoint Melbourne Website
This project built on the successful exhibition and symposium ‘Matchpoint.Melbourne’ held at RMIT as part of the State of Design Festival in 2010 (exhibition by Thomas Fusenegger, Commissioners Bart Lootsma + Nigel Bertram, a joint project between University of Innsbruck + RMIT Urban Architecture Laboratory). This project studied the relationships between large-scale sporting events and the many informally-organised social sports activities and their manifestations in the urban environment of Melbourne. It received wide media coverage and was a leading component of the State of Design exhibition program.
Bart Lootsma is a historian, critic and curator in the fields of architecture, design and the visual arts. He is a Professor for Architectural Theory at the Leopold-Franzens University in Innsbruck and Guest Professor for Architecture, European Urbanity and Globalization at the University of Luxemburg. He has been Head of Scientific Research at the ETH Zürich, Studio Basel, and was a Visiting Professor at the Academy of Visual Arts in Vienna; at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Nürnberg; at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna and at the Berlage Institute in Rotterdam.
Bart was guest curator of ArchiLab 2004 in Orléans and he was an editor of ao. Forum, de Architect, ARCHIS, ARCH+, l’Architecture d’Aujourd’hui, Daidalos, DOMUS and GAM. Bart Lootsma has published numerous books and magazine articles and together with Dick Rijken he published the book‚ ‘Media and Architecture’ (VPRO/Berlage Institute, 1998). His book ‘SuperDutch’, on contemporary architecture in the Netherlands, was published by Thames & Hudson, Princeton Architectural Press, DVA and SUN in the year 2000; ‘ArchiLab 2004 The Naked City’ by HYX in Orléans in 2004. He is Board Member of architektur und tirol in Innsbruck and reserve-member of the Council for Architectural Culture at the Cabinet of the Austrian Prime Minister in Vienna.
Contact: Dr. Vivian Mitsogianni, +61 3 9925 3510
Work Where I Live Symposium
Monday, September 5, 2011 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
The Work Where I Live symposium will gather speakers to present and discuss the new forms of workplaces emerging in Australia and internationally. A driver of the project is the hypothesis that workplace dispersal can achieve positive social, economic and environmental outcomes.
The Work Where I Live dispersed workplace initiative proposes a flexible arrangement of spaces (hubs) designed and located to bring workplace facilities to more locations, closer to where people live. These shared workplace facilities are seen as an alternative to working from home, working in the centralised CBD, or the relocation of whole departments to regional centres
The results of this collaborative research project will be presented through four pieces of work:
1. Economic modelling;
2. Environmental modelling (including a case study with Sustainability Victoria);
3. Social cultural survey
4. Design case studies
The symposium will conclude with a panel for open discussion with attendees.
Managing Director Australia and New Zealand, Veldhoen + Company
Veldhoen + Company is the leading consulting firm in Activity Based Work styles. Having worked with clients in the financial, government, healthcare and education sectors. Their most recent project being the new headquarters for McQuarie Bank in Sydney .
Head of Public Relations and business development, MVRDV
MVRDV engages globally in providing solutions to contemporary architectural and urban issues. A research based and highly collaborative design method engages experts from all fields, clients and stakeholders in the creative process. The results are exemplary and outspoken buildings, urban plans, studies and objects, which enable cities and landscapes to develop towards a better future. The work of MVRDV is published and exhibited worldwide and received many international awards.
* Brad Krauskopf – Co-Founder and Executive Director - HubMelbourne
* Dr Vivian Mitsogianni - Future Fabric of Cities Project leader RMIT University Design Research Institute
* The Work Where I Live project team speakers from a collaborative research team involving the Department of Treasury and Finance, Sustainability Victoria and the RMIT University Design Research Institute, Centre for Design and school of Business
RMIT ARCHITECTURE OPEN DAY
Sunday 14 August 10-4pm
RMIT Building 8, Level 12, Room 8.12.41
(The studio on the far right hand side of level 12)
An exhibition of student work is located in 8.12.41 and RMIT Architecture academic staff are available to discuss the program and answer questions.
Large Lecture Theatre
RMIT Building 8, level 12, Rm 8.11.68
Introductory lectures are scheduled across the day.
RMIT Open Day Information
RMIT Architecture Student Curated Public Lecture Series
From Sketch to Solid
The lecture series this semester focuses on key Melbourne practices and projects in the 1970's
8.11.68 large lecture theatre
RMIT Building 8, Level 11
Friday August 05 6pm
Fender Katsalidis Architects
Friday August 12 wk 04, 6pm
Cocks Carmichael Architects
Friday August 19 wk 05, 6pm
Friday September 16 wk 08, 6pm
Friday September 23 wk 09, 6pm
Gunn Dyring Architets
Final Year Design Thesis Major Project, Semester 1, 2011
RMIT Master of Architecture (Professional)
Examination Exhibition Opening
Exhibition Opening: 6pm Friday 1 July.
Venue: RMIT Building 45, Lygon St (opposite Trades Hall).
This examination exhibition features the culminating Design Thesis Major Projects of students in the final year of the RMIT Master Architecture Professional Degree in Semester 01, 2011.
Consolidation and Expansion of Open Vegetated Space
Projects in the Urban Territory of Merri Creek, Melbourne
Exhibition & Publication
A collaboration between RMIT University, School of Architecture and Design; MCMC, Merri Creek Management Committee; and CERES
Community Environment Park; supported by RMIT School of Architecture and Design through the SRC Funds
Exhibition at CERES Community Environment Park, cnr Roberts and Stewart Street, East Brunswick, Melbourne, June 2011
Opening: Saturday 11 June, 9.00 am to 1.00 pm
CERES Market, Saturdays 11, 18 and 25 June, 9.00 am to 1.00 pm
Merri Table & Bar Café/Restaurant at CERES, until Friday 1 July
Wednesday to Friday 12.00 to 9.30 pm; Saturday 1.00 to 9.30 pm; Sunday 10.00 am to 3.00 pm
Exhibition Curator + Publication Editor: Mauro Baracco
Exhibition Design: Mauro Baracco, Mohammad Afiq Shazwan Abd Samat, Pia Socias
Publication Design: Emily Wallace