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Maddison Ryder wins Waste Design Challenge

On Tuesday 19th March, The Victorian Design Challenge was held at the NGV as part of Design Week. Students and Professionals were invited to tackle one of the great challenges of our time – waste. The Challenge aims to inspire impactful and implementable solutions that demonstrate the value of design and creativity to the creation of a better future.


RMIT Industrial Design 2018 graduate, Maddison Ryder presented her honours project Lettuce Eat, a series of single use plates made from waste Iceberg Lettuce that are immediately biodegradable, and won the Tertiary student section! Lettuce Eat explores food waste and throw away culture through a series of plates developed and designed from dehydrated lettuce.

Current Industrial Design students, Joshua Wait and Phoebe Richardson were shortlisted finalists in the competition for a project around furniture conscious consumption practices.

Visit the Victorian Design Challenge (2019) site for more information.

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RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nations on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.

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