Publications and research

The RMIT Design Archives is an integral part of a vibrant research centre located at the RMIT Design Hub in the heart of the city.

Its extensive collection of many of Melbourne’s most distinguished design practices represent a unique resource for scholarship and doctoral research. In addition, the RMIT Design Archives publishes a journal twice yearly, develops exhibitions and publishes catalogues, papers and books related to its collections.

2020

  • J Gossey & D Watson,  'Architects on the Verge: Distance in Proximity at "The Pleasures of Architecture" Proceedings of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand 36, Distance Looks Back, edited by Victoria Jackston Wyatt, Andrew Leach and Lee Stickells (Sydney: SAHANZ, 2020): 184-95.

2019 

  • Jane Eckett and Harriet Edquist, Melbourne Modern. European art and design at RMIT since 1945, (Melbourne: RMIT Gallery, 2019).                    
  • Karen Burns, ‘Robin Boyd, Meanjin and the problem of culture’, 1848-1961, RMIT Design Archives Journal, vol. 9 no. 2 (2019): 26-39.
  • Harriet Edquist, 'Vienna Abroad: Viennese interior design in Australia 1940-1949', RMIT Design Archives Journal, vol. 9 no.1 (2019): 8-35.
  • Harriet Edquist. ‘Anatomy of a practice: The Gromboyd correspondence 1956-57’, RMIT Design Archives Journal, vol. 9 no. 2 (2019): 78-98.
  • Harriet Edquist, ‘Robin Boyd and Peter Corrigan: archival traces’, RMIT Design Archives Journal,  vol. 9, no. 2 (2019): 96-98.
  • Philip Goad, Ann Stephen, Andrew McNamara, Harriet Edquist, Isabel Wunsche, Bauhaus Diaspora and beyond. Transforming education through art, design and architecture, (Carlton Vic: Miegunyah Press, 2019).
  • Harriet Edquist & Isabel Wunsche,' ‘Textile Modernism in Australia: Assessing the impact of emigre designer Gerard Herbst at Prestige Textile Design Studio in Melbourne in the 1940s and 1950s', in Burcu Dogramaci, Textile Moderne/Textile Modernism (Cologne, Germany: Bohlau Verlag, 2019): 383-395.
  • Philip Goad, ‘Robin Boyd and the Vernacular’, RMIT Design Archives Journal, vol. 9 no. 2 (2019): 26-39.
  • Philip Goad, ‘NUCLEUS meets the Minimum: Ernest Fooks’, the small house and the flat in post-war Melbourne, RMIT Design Archives Journal, vol. 9 no.1 (2019): 36-59.
  • Hannah Lewi & Philip Goad (eds.), Australia Modern, (Port Melbourne, Vic: Thames & Hudson, 2019).     
  • John Macarthur, ‘Robin Boyd’s The Australian Ugliness, ugliness and liberal education’, RMIT Design Archives Journal, vol. 9, no. 2 (2019): 50-57.
  • Vivian Mitsogianni & Patrick Macasaet (eds.) INFLUENCE: Architects reflect on the legacy of Edmond & Corrigan (Melbourne, Vic: Uro Publications 2019).
  • Christine Phillips and Peter Raisbeck, Robin Boyd, the Wizard of Oz’, RMIT Design Archives Journal, vol. 9 no. 2 (2019): 58-77.
  • Harriet Edquist & Isabel Wunsche,' ‘Textile Modernism in Australia: Assessing the impact of emigre designer Gerard Herbst at Prestige Textile Design Studio in Melbourne in the 1940s and 1950s', in Burcu Dogramaci, Textile Moderne/Textile Modernism (Cologne, Germany: Bohlau Verlag, 2019): 383-395.

2018

  • Robert Crawford, ‘More than meets the eye: advertising process and the Barry Banks Blakeney Archive’, RMIT Design Archives Journal, Vol. 8, No. 2, (2018), 2018: 44-56.
  • Daniel Huppatz, ‘Visualising settler colonialism: Australian modernism and Indigenous design’, RMIT Design Archives Journal, Vol. 8, No. 2, (2018): 34-43.
  •  Harriet Edquist, ‘Epilogue: Reflections on the Archive’, RMIT Design Archives Journal, Vol. 8, No. 1, (2018): 36-39.
  • Robyn Healy, ‘From High Risk Dressing to Critical Fashion’, RMIT Design Archives Journal, Vol. 8, No. 1, (2018): 13-2.
  • Fake it ‘Til You Make It, A panel discussion with Matthew Linde (Centre for Style) and FDC Founders Kate Durham and Robert Buckingham, RMIT Design Archives Journal, Vol. 8, No. 1, (2018): 28-33.
  • Laura Gardner, The page as site for critical fashion – print media between the FDC and practitioners of High Risk Dressing/Critical Fashion, RMIT Design Archives Journal, Vol. 8, No. 1, (2018): 23-27.
  • Harriet Edquist, ‘Epilogue: Reflections on the Archive’, RMIT Design Archives Journal, Vol. 8, No. 1, (2018): 36-39.
  • C Owen and Stuart King,   ‘A Decade of Radical Pedagogies: Barry McNeill and Environmental Design in Tasmania, 1969-1979,’ Fabrications 29, no.1 (2018): 303-30. https://doi.org/10.1080/10331867.2018.1507319.
  • A Hoffman, V. Kolankiewicz, D Nichols, and C. Townsend, ‘The Malvern Victory Supermarket: Jewish enterprise, modernist rhetoric, and cultural change’.  'Sites Of Consumption On The Fringes Of Urban Heritage'. Historic Environment, Vol 30 No 2, (2018): 58-69.

2017                    

  • RMIT Archives Journal, Vol. 7, No. 1&2, 2017, 10th Anniversary Issue
  • Philip Goad and Alan Pert, Fooks The House Talks Back, exhibition catalogue, (Melbourne: Melbourne School of Design 2017).

2015

  • Norman Darwin , 'Early Automotive Design in Australia', RMIT Design Archives Journal, Vol 5 No 1 (2015): 4–16.
  • Judith Glover & Harriet Edquist, 'Women in the Early Australian Automotive Industry: A Survey', RMIT Design Archives Journal, Vol 5 No 1 (2015): 24–35.
  • Harriet Edquist & David Hurlston (2015), Shifting Gear. Design, Innovation and the Australian Car, (Melbourne: National Gallery of Victoria, 2015).

2014

  • Harriet Edquist, 2014, ‘Architecture and Design’ in The Encyclopaedia of Women & Leadership in twentieth-century Australia.
  • Harriet Edquist, ‘Adelaide Boys’ High School. Adelaide, South Australia, Australia. Architect: Frederick Romberg’, in Philip Goad (ed) Augmented Australia. Regenerating lost architecture, (Canberra: Australian Institute of Architects): 46-49.
  • Harriet Equist & Catherine Moriarty, ‘Curating Design Archives Data’, Digital Humanities Australasia Conference, Perth, March, 2014.
  • Harriet Equist & Catherine Moriarty, ‘Curating Design Archives Data for Research Collaboration’, icam 17, New York, September, 2014.

2013

  • Harriet Edquist, ‘The Active Archive’, Design Exchange. Building curatorial collaborations across continents, Barcelona, September 27, 2013.

2012

  • Harriet Edquist, ‘Archives as research hubs: the RMIT Design Archives, Melbourne’, International confederation of architectural museums conference icam16, Cologne, September 5, 2012.
  • Harriet Equist and Laurene Vaughan, eds. ‘The Design Collective: An Approach to Practice', (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2012)

2011

  • Harriet Edquist, Michael O'Connell. The Lost Modernist, (Melbourne: Melbourne Books, 2011).
  • Harriet Edquist, ‘Michael O'Connell's Pots: Rethinking craft, architecture and modernism’, Fabrications 20:1 (2011): 54-75.

2010

  • Harriet Edquist, 'Frances Burke. From Craft to Design', Women and Leadership Symposium, University of Melbourne, November, 2012

 

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