reFrame: Codesign materials for climate action Past Event

Presented by Dr Ilya Fridman & Alli Edwards

How are you feeling? Our current times of intersecting crises provide many ways to answer this question. This design workshop creates a space to sit with, make with, and understand our emotional responses to the climate emergency so that we can cultivate the agency required to face such complex challenges.

Our current times of crises demand change from the processes, structures and systems around us. Yet, we may feel powerless to do it. This design workshop uses materials and metaphors to introduce the theory of emotional granularity, in order to support participants as they articulate, reflect and engage with their emotions surrounding the climate emergency. These designerly modes of understanding emotions help develop a greater sense of agency and the ability to address contemporary, complex challenges.

This program is ticketed (subject to availability) and alternatively online via Zoom.

Ilya Fridman

Ilya’s work with the Emerging Technologies Research Lab at Monash University investigates how we can collectively design for the sustainable development of public products, services and systems. It considers the role of designers in helping societies transition towards these sustainable futures.


Alli Edwards

Delighting in blurring the lines between work and play, Alli’s research with WonderLab at Monash University explores how to design learning experiences that are engaging, challenging, changing and affirming.

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Free event, bookings essential


Thu 01 Apr 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Please arrive 15 mins before the start
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Salzer Suite, Melbourne Recital Centre
31 Sturt St, 31 Sturt St, Southbank VIC 3006, Australia


Wheelchair Access