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Design and Creative Research

Many researchers in the Faculty bring a wealth of experience in design and creative work that is continued in the University setting and underpins their research. Projects and creative research outcomes in the form of exhibitions, books and built works are therefore a vital part of the work we do. 

 

Keywords

  • Creative Practice and Making
  • Design Criticism
  • Design Pedagogy
  • Design Thinking
  • Exhibitions
  • Parametric Design
  • Participatory Design

 

Selected Projects and Exhibitions

A Browning Cabinet of Curiosities: Is Less More?

Derham Groves will use the Armstrong Browning Library at Baylor University in Waco, Texas as a vehicle for investigating the design of contemporary “cabinets of curiosities” in a series of independent and student projects.

AGORA works

Exhibition by Alex Selenitch,Place Gallery Melbourne, 3 July to 27 July 2013.

Bauhaus Australia: Émigrés, Refugees and the Modernist Transformation of Education in Art, Architecture, and Design, 1930 to 1970

This project will research the extensive and under-documented history of a pedagogically informed modernism in Australia.

Building with Drones

Experimenting a new ‘flying’ construction technique for steel and timber gridshells

HORIZON works

Exhibition by Alex Selenitch, grahame galleries + editions, 26 October to 23 November 2013.

Indigenous Placemaking in Central Melbourne: Representations, Practices and Creative Research

This project involves research towards creating a Victorian Indigenous Cultural Education and Knowledge Centre in Melbourne.

Level-crossing removals: learning from Melbourne's experience

This research project aims to deepen understanding of the issues involved in level crossing removals.

New Tools and Techniques for Learning in the Field

This project aimed to develop appropriate use of mobile devices for students undertaking fieldwork exercises.

Parametric Adjustable Mould (PAM)

This research will develop an industrial application using numerically controlled technology in the fabrication of complex doubly curved surfaces. This unique manufacturing procedure has the potential to provide a cost effective solution to the current manufacturing methodology while reducing material waste in mould design.

Wave Hill Walk Off Trail

This project aims to commemorate and educate about the events of 1966 - 1975 which saw the indigenous Gurindji people take a stand against oppressive working conditions and maltreatment at Wave Hill. The first project phase involved the design and construction of three ‘bough shelters’ along this Natural Heritage Listed trail.

 

Researchers

Name
Title
Discipline
Contact
Chair of Architectural Design
9035 8530
donald.bates@unimelb.edu.au
Room: 433, Melbourne School of Design Building (BN 133)
Senior Lecturer in Design Theory
8344 7203
brea@unimelb.edu.au
Room: 416, Melbourne School of Design Building (BN 133)
Senior Lecturer in Architectural Design
9035 9788
karen.burns@unimelb.edu.au
Room: 446, Melbourne School of Design Building (BN 133)
Melbourne Early Career Academic Fellow
8344 3017
chauh@unimelb.edu.au
Room: G02, Baldwin Spencer Building
Associate Professor in Learning Environments
fisherk@unimelb.edu.au
Room: 344, Melbourne School of Design Building (BN 133)
Redmond Barry Distinguished Professor and Chair of Architecture
8344 6426
p.goad@unimelb.edu.au
Room: 427, Melbourne School of Design Building (BN 133)
Senior Lecturer in Architecture
8344 7167
derham@unimelb.edu.au
Room: 351, Melbourne School of Design Building (BN 133)
Professor in Asian Architecture and Planning
8344 0062
qinghua@unimelb.edu.au
Room: 345, Melbourne School of Design Building (BN 133)
Senior Lecturer in Digital Architecture
8344 4771
dominik.holzer@unimelb.edu.au
Room: 218, Melbourne School of Design Building (BN 133)
Senior Lecturer
8344 7437
lindyaj@unimelb.edu.au
Room: 403, Melbourne School of Design Building (BN 133)
Professor in Urban Design
8344 7937
justynak@unimelb.edu.au
Room: 340, Melbourne School of Design Building (BN 133)
Elisabeth Murdoch Chair of Landscape Architecture
9035 3868
virginia.lee@unimelb.edu.au
Room: 337, Melbourne School of Design Building (BN 133)
Professor
8344 7439
hlewi@unimelb.edu.au
Room: 431, Melbourne School of Design Building (BN 133)
Lecturer in Digital Architecture Design
9035 3025
paul.loh@unimelb.edu.au
Room: 218, Melbourne School of Design Building (BN 133)
Senior Lecturer in Architectural Design and Practice
8344 3038
mcgawjk@unimelb.edu.au
Room: 420, Melbourne School of Design Building (BN 133)
Associate Professor in Architectural Design and Practice
8344 7043
g.missingham@unimelb.edu.au
Room: 330, Melbourne School of Design Building (BN 133)
Senior Lecturer
8344 8761
djobrien@unimelb.edu.au
Room: 346, Melbourne School of Design Building (BN 133)
Director, Melbourne School of Design
9035 9656
alan.pert@unimelb.edu.au
Room: 434, Melbourne School of Design Building (BN 133)
Associate Professor in Architecture
8344 8366
apieris@unimelb.edu.au
Room: 339, Melbourne School of Design Building (BN 133)
Senior Lecturer in Architectural Design
9035 8787
alberto.pugnale@unimelb.edu.au
Room: 429, Melbourne School of Design Building (BN 133)
Senior Lecturer in Architectural Practice
8344 4648
raisbeck@unimelb.edu.au
Room: 309, Melbourne School of Design Building (BN 133)
Senior Lecturer in Digital Architectural Design
8344 3360
srou@unimelb.edu.au
Room: 411, Melbourne School of Design Building (BN 133)
Professor in Urban Eco-Innovation and Director, Victorian Eco-Innovation Lab (VEIL)
8344 9175
cryan@unimelb.edu.au
Room: 323, Melbourne School of Design Building (BN 133)
Senior Lecturer in Architectural Design
8344 8768
asele@unimelb.edu.au
Room: 331, Melbourne School of Design Building (BN 133)
Deputy Director of the Victorian Eco-Innovation Lab (VEIL)
9035 5464
trudgeon@unimelb.edu.au
Room: 323, Melbourne School of Design Building (BN 133)
Professor of Architecture
8344 8839
walkp@unimelb.edu.au
Room: 426, Melbourne School of Design Building (BN 133)
Senior Lecturer, Digital Design in Architecture
9035 5854
mrwhite@unimelb.edu.au
Room: 410, Melbourne School of Design Building (BN 133)