Producerism —and the Birth of the Creative Entrepreneur

I love this word – PRODUCERISM! “Producerism,” we can call this, by analogy with consumerism. What we’re now persuaded to consume, most conspicuously, are the means to create. And the democratization of taste ensures that no one has the right (or inclination) to tell us when our work is bad. A universal grade inflation now…… Continue reading Producerism —and the Birth of the Creative Entrepreneur

How To Create a Personal Learning Environment to Stay Relevant

I have been looking at the terminology that describes what I do in the classroom with my students. Here are some of the things students will do in a typical course I teach: Get a twitter account, use tweet deck to follow different hashtags (#) as a way of doing research. Set up a wordpress blog, and…… Continue reading How To Create a Personal Learning Environment to Stay Relevant

Hunting Wajima Project

The Hunting Wajima Project responds to the brief from CHL to design furniture for manufacture in Timor Leste. The name, Hunting Wajima, refers to two aspects of the brief – to develop timber furniture and to develop furniture craft skills in the workforce. CHL – Community Housing Limited Hunting visually connects the project to the values…… Continue reading Hunting Wajima Project

Creative Currents for our Common Futures: A model for collective reflection in action for engaged design research practice Creative Currents for our Common Futures: A model for collective reflection in action for engaged design research practice

Over the past two decades Design has actively engaged with sustainability as both a topic for, and as an agenda for intervention in entrenched social and technical practices. The collective expertise of the authors is in the area of design for sustainability, which we articulate as the practice of Social and Sustainable Design. Our work…… Continue reading Creative Currents for our Common Futures: A model for collective reflection in action for engaged design research practice
Creative Currents for our Common Futures: A model for collective reflection in action for engaged design research practice

When Design is Research: A proposition realised as artefact constitutes design’s knowledge contribution

Austrailan modes of Practice based PhDs have gained currency the world over within the creative disciplines. However with time and translation into other contexts the operating models often lose the core spirit that the focus on ‘practice’ as both a method and topic was intended to privilege the useful knowledge domain of creative practitioners. Written…… Continue reading When Design is Research: A proposition realised as artefact constitutes design’s knowledge contribution

Networks of evolution and a typology of ideologies and practices in modern design

In the first decade after independence, India was managed by its new rulers with a measure of caution and conservatism, focussed as they were upon healing the wounds of partition and maintaining the continuity of ongoing development projects set up by the British colonial administration. At the end of this period, as captured eloquently in…… Continue reading Networks of evolution and a typology of ideologies and practices in modern design

Designing for autonomy. Immersive design strategies in a wicked age

A Design Studies Lecture by Michael Trudgeon At 12.30. On Monday the 7th of March in building 88, level 5, Lecture room. Michael Trudgeon is one of the most powerful design thinkers in Australia. To those, who know little about Dr Michael Trudgeon or his company Crowd Productions, you are about to discover a remarkable…… Continue reading Designing for autonomy. Immersive design strategies in a wicked age