Re-Form: Intercepting Waste Streams

Re-Form: Intercepting Waste Streams

Multiple Locations - Meet in Foyer opposite FabLab Melbourne School of Design, 133 Masson Road The University of Melbourne


About the event

Re-Form: Intercepting Waste Streams brings into question the future of material culture and our relationships to products, systems, and the data-scape in the built environment. It draws focus on practical and speculative design propositions generated through the exploration of emergent waste streams, data capture, extended reality experience and digital design & fabrication research. The exhibition contains three distinct but connected showcases of ongoing work undertaken by digital design and fabrication professionals at the Maker Spaces within Melbourne School of Design.

Data Scape; soon, Australia will mandate the reporting of Scope3 emissions. We will be inundated with an excess of data for contemplation. How does one navigate this data-scape of decisions, where every choice has an ecological and environmental consequence?
Exhibition team: Melissa Iraheta, Tony Yu and Edward Yee

'Nylon Bound' is a body of physical prototypes and research into the re-use of de-naturalized polyamide from 3D powder printing. This work is produced by material research and systems engineering to intercept and reshape waste streams.
Exhibition leads: Jessica Broad and Jack Halls

'The Bush Shed' derives non-standard timber components from a tree’s inherent form to formulate a distinctive timber structure. This approach fully leverages digital fabrication technologies including 3D scanning, evolutionary optimization, and CNC fabrication.
Exhibition lead: Michael Park

About the exhibitors

Jessica Broad is a multi-disciplinary designer interested in the intersection of digital design, digital fabrication and their integration with sustainable making practices at architectural scale. Since completing her Masters of Architecture, Jess has lead graduate course in 'Ex_Lab' (Experimental Design Futures and Fabrication Processes) whilst being a leader in digital fabrication services at the Melbourne School of Design.

Jack Halls is a multi-disciplinary designer interested in digital fabrication and experimental architectural technology. He holds qualifications and professional experience in digital manufacturing, architecture, 3D printing and visual art. Jack is currently the Coordinator of the Digital Fabrication Laboratory at the Melbourne School of Design.

Michael Park is a technician and subject leader at the Melbourne School of Design with a background in architecture and engineering. He is currently involved in various on-going research projects around digital fabrication and the use of non-uniform timber in the architectural context.

Melissa Iraheta is a multidisciplinary designer and Coordinator of NExT Lab, most known for her design work specialising in sculptural digital crafting, fabrication techniques, immersive video and XR installations. She currently works at the intersection of architecture and digital storytelling and investigates its shared experiential ground.

Tony Yu is a digital designer interested in human-computer interaction and mixed reality environments. He develops new techniques, workflows, training and workshops around digital fabrication, digital reconstruction, extended reality, and digital representation, as NExT Lab’s Lead Technician.

Edward Yee is driven by the fusion of digital tools and experiential designs. With expertise in physical prototyping, digital fabrication methods, and parametric design, he is currently a technical designer for United Make and technician at NExT Lab.