Explore more RMIT events at Melbourne Design week:
Design for Green: a conversation with Simon Lockrey (20 March). RMIT Design Hub, 11am–12pm. Free
The RMIT Centre for Design’s work crosses a large range of industries including design consultancies, leading commercial interior furniture manufacturers and multinational appliance companies. Included in this session is a special viewing of the Centre for Design Archive, which comprises sketches, renderings, models and reports from household names.
Furnishing Culpra (14–24 March). Blak Dot Gallery, 12pm–5pm. Free
Furnishing Culpra situates collaboratively designed furniture pieces constructed from salvaged surplus River Red Gum from an abandoned milling operation on Culpra Station in western NSW. The exhibition explores, encapsulates and further develops this collaborative project between the Culpra Milli Aboriginal Corporation (CMAC), Office and RMIT University.
Future Interior (18–24 March). 185 Ferrars St Southbank, 12pm–6pm. Free
Held in a heritage-listed building surrounded by a rapidly transforming urban landscape, this location offers a space to pause and consider the dynamics of the past, present and future implicated in design research. Individual research trajectories from the School of Interior Design are collected and arranged as an exhibition to tease out how ideas of the future are currently implicated in interior design and research.
Lisa Walker and All the Jewellery (29 January–4 May). RMIT Design Hub, Tue-Fri 10am–5pm, Sat & Sun 12–5pm. Free
Walker’s vast body of work is a career-length conversation with the question ‘What is jewellery?’ Two exhibitions at the Design Hub gallery examine her practice and tackle key questions about contemporary jewellery. The other exhibition All the jewellery exists in dialogue with Lisa’s retrospective.
Vico Magistretti – Archivio in Viaggio/Travelling Archive (14-24 March). RMIT Design Archive, Mon–Fri 10am–4pm, & Sat–Sun 12pm–5pm. Free
This exhibition documents material from the archive of Italian architect and product, industrial and furniture designer Vico Magistretti (1920-2006) and re-evaluates and re-positions it in relation to conditions that inform current design cultures. The School of Architecture and Urban Design proudly co-presents with the Italian Institute of Culture, Melbourne and the Vico Magistretti Foundation, Milan.
Vienna Abroad (21 March). RMIT Design Archives, 6pm-8pm. Free
RMIT Design Archives launches the latest issue of its journal, a publication that focuses on Melbourne design practices from the mid-twentieth-century to today. Contributors to this issue include Harriet Edquist, Professor of Architectural History at RMIT University and Director of the RMIT Design Archives.
Winner Announcement 2019 NGV Architecture Commission & Exhibition (21 March). RMIT Design Hub, 5:30pm–7:45pm. Free
For one night only, the submissions for the fifth annual 2019 NGV Architecture Commission will be exhibited at the RMIT Design Hub. Shortlisted teams will present their designs to the public at the exhibition, and the winner will be announced on the night.
Wasteland (14-14 March). Compound Interest, 22 March 6-9pm (Launch), Mon-Fri 11am-5pm (Exhibition)
Welcome to Wasteland presents projects by creative disciplines exploring the use of waste materials and offering visitors an insight into how leading practitioners are approaching Australian waste issues. RMIT staff and alumni are featured among the contributors.
For a full list of RMIT events at Melbourne Design Week, view the program here.
All RMIT events listed are part of Melbourne Design Week 2019, an initiative of the Victorian Government in collaboration with the NGV.
Story: Jasmijn van Houten