Mediating the effects of climate change is the design challenge of this generation. An increase in the intensity of natural weather events, including floods, storms, bushfires and drought, may lead to further conflict and socio-economic inequality. How can designers best intervene in this space, to collaborate across businesses and disciplines with wild creativity? This focus continues Melbourne Design Week’s previous exploration of waste, supply chains, manufacturing, materials and speculative design proposals. The problems of climate change are not going away; but, accepting human activity has reshaped the environment, we are hopeful that we have the shared vision to adapt as positively as we can.
RMIT / School of Design / Global Design Studio
Maria Bulmaga, Gina Dahl Liam Maddern-Wellington, Gabrielle Miegeville-Little, Dylan Newell, Melissa Irehata, Tony Yu and A/Professor Rochus Urban Hinkel
28 - 30 Mar (2 sessions)
Dr Felicity D. Scott, Dr Lee Stickells, Dr Jonathan Lovell, Professor Rochus Urban Hinkel and Dr Peter Raisbeck