News » POSTED 08.11.2013 Architecture Major Project Exhibition
The Major Project at RMIT University is an opportunity for students - future practitioners - to speculate through their projects and develop ideas that will serve as catalysts for sustained future investigations.
It is a time when students have all the voice – a laying bare of considered attitudes, pursued with rigour and depth.
Our hope is that the projects are ambitious, brave and contain propositions relevant to their time. Our hope is that students experiment - whatever form that might take - and engage with difficult questions, contributing not merely to what is well known, but what is yet to come. This ideas-led venturous design practice is what RMIT Architecture strives towards and the students are supported in this goal by a dedicated community of Major Project supervisors who provide their expertise, enthusiasm and deep concern for the students and their projects.
Architecture Major Project Exhibition RMIT Design Hub Project Room 1 and 2 Level 2 Opening Night 15 November 2013 6-11pm
Exhibition 13- 22 November Monday - Friday 1-5pm
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Design Hub presents BLOOM Charette at MPavilion
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From Materfad, Barcelona’s materials centre, RMIT’s Design Research Institute brings
Smart Flexibility: Advanced Materials and Technologies, an international touring exhibition to Design Hub. The exhibition seeks to explore the current capabilities provided by certain structures and materials to raise awareness and adapt architecture to its environment.
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What does your online behaviour reveal? Have you noticed that the internet gives you exactly what you need? Do you hide your activities from algorithms which might be ‘watching’? Does the internet really know us better than we know ourselves? Artist Ben Landau invites you to participate in
Algorithmic Misfits, a roaming discussion series introducing experts in the bewildering world of data privacy. Spending time on the internet is rewarding because it delivers what we want. However this is no accident. Increasingly, algorithms bias what we see and hear, according to what ‘they’ want us to buy, believe, or actually be. As a self-confessed internet junkie, Ben is disturbed by how narrowly he is typecast, the intention of his controllers, and how little of the ‘splinternet’ he actually sees. + Read more
This exhibition is the outcome of an experimental process between Brook Andrew and RMIT Design Hub to develop a new body of work – Horizon I, II, III and IV – specifically for the Design Hub Project Rooms. The two-channel version of the video De Anima , originally produced for The Cinemas Project , now includes a new third video channel. The experience is one of a merging of fiction and truth, challenging and blurring the space between sculpture, video and performance. This exhibition also includes live performances by Justin Shoulder and Mama Alto who appear in the De Anima video.
Andrew is a conjurer of processes and has spent his career researching, collaborating and divining architecture, photography and museological archives to create immersive experiences.
Horizon I, II and III is an installation of found films and a ‘living archive’ that appears in a state of transition: set-like and yet ready for activation. The exhibition also includes Horizon IV, a collaboration with RMIT’s School of Fashion and Textiles to produce a set of veils that can be worn by exhibition visitors.
De Anima embodies the concept of reflective design research – of revealing the social and cultural experiences that influence one’s practice. Like many of the designers who research from and exhibit within Design Hub, Andrew’s creative practice is transformed and characterised by its ongoing self-reflection.
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Architect Rem Koolhaas invited the national pavilions in the Giardini of the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale to respond to the brief
Absorbing Modernity: 1914 – 2014. 1914 NOW leaps from this brief and comprises a response from four fashion curators with distinctive approaches towards their discipline. A focus on the year 1914 unites the films, which reveal multiple perspectives on one period in fashion and fashion curation. Rather than working in familiar museum contexts, they have explored the potential of film as a medium through which to understand fashion’s changing values and interpretations. The four curators: Judith Clarke, Amy de la Haye, Walter Van Beirendonck and Kaat Debo have each worked collaboratively with four practitioners who work with the moving image: James Norton, Bart Hess, Marie Schuller and Katerina Athanasopoulou. + Read more