Witness the future of manufacturing in The Factory within The Future is Here exhibition at RMIT University Design Hub.
The Factory is a space equipped with a range of working machines including 3D printers, robots and a CNC milling machine, staffed by RMIT technicians and Industrial Design students.
The machines will be at Design Hub for the duration of The Future is Here exhibition: creating, testing and experimenting.
Visitors are welcome to explore, discuss and participate in one of the many programs offered throughout the exhibition.
The Future is Here - a touring exhibition created by the Design Museum, London - is at RMIT Design Hub from 28 August to 11 October.
We are in the midst of a transformation in the way we design, make and consume the objects that we depend upon.
New techniques, technologies and relationships mean that the boundaries between designer, manufacturer and user are becoming increasingly blurred - The Future is Here asks what that means for all of us.
As part of this exhibition, the Factory reflects the idea that today fabrication tools are small enough to put on a desktop, simple and affordable enough to use at home and more widely available than ever before.
A single individual working in a spare room can now achieve what once needed a whole chain of designers, developers, technicians, machinists and distributors.
For its Melbourne iteration The Future is Here will also profile new thinking drawn from the RMIT Design Hub research community.
Displayed alongside internationally-sourced works from the Design Museum, London will be a series of speculative projects from Melbourne where ideas and new technologies meet at the forefront of innovation.
The featured projects sample the work of craftspeople, artists, architects and designers engaging with advanced digital processes.
These projects expose the process side of design practice in all its phases including conception, prototyping, evaluation and outcome.
Some also provoke discussion around the fetishisation tools of digital production such as 3D printers, drones and robots.
Melbourne Exhibitors: Richard Blythe, Milan Brandt, Mark Burry, Professor Peter Choong, Gyungju Chyon, Justin Clemens, Susan Cohn, Bin Dixon Ward, Leah Heiss, Kate Kennedy, Tom Kovac, Scott Mayson, Lucy McRae, Paul Minifie, Floyd Mueller, Blamey Saunders Hears, Matthew Sleeth, Roland Snooks, Jenny Underwood, Nick Williams.
The Future is Here creative team:
- Design Museum Curator: Alex Newson
- RMIT Design Hub Curators: Kate Rhodes, Fleur Watson
- Exhibition Design: Studio Roland Snooks
- Exhibition Graphics: Stuart Geddes and Brad Haylock
The Future is Here is a touring exhibition created by the Design Museum, London - London's museum of international contemporary design.
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