Designers often don't feel comfortable with the concept of "inspiration". Ask about their influences or a latest project's muse, and you'll see many designers shy away, with fear of being labelled a copycat or unoriginal. "Good design originates from many straightforward parameters such as the budget, the client's wish-list, the adjacent context and available materials and technology," says Dr Matthew Bird, architect and senior lecturer at @monashada. "However, amazing design is the culmination of these parameters and an architect's creative dexterity – asking 'what-if' possibilities, asking more of the brief, and ultimately combining an intuitive derivative of subconscious inspirations collected from a curious mentality." We asked five leading designers to discuss the muses that have inspired recent projects. To read more, grab yourself a copy of Domain's liftout in today's Financial Review or tomorrow's Sydney Morning Herald|The Age. Image: @simonehaag
Third-year Industrial Design student Adam Hodgson is on an all-expenses-paid trip to London England this week, courtesy of @monashalumni ’s Global Discovery Program.
He’s one of seven students selected from across Monash University to meet the UK branch of the Monash Global Leaders’ Group – a prestigious committee of prominent Monash alumni who seek to enhance the experience of current Monash students by providing opportunities for learning and mentorship.
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Glorious takes from the legitimate-non-legitimate world of world wrestling entertainment and looks at the shifting politics of bodies in contact with each other and with everything else.
Image: Sheena Colquhoun, 2016. Glorious. Digital video still.
To date, most of the critique of hypersexuality (or porno-chic or raunch culture) has surfaced in cultural theory, feminist studies and media analysis. Little research exists in the realm of urban and architectural praxis, where commercially hypersexualized representations thrive and are particularly complex. XYX Director Dr. Nicole Kalms’ new book ‘Hypersexual City : The Provocation of Soft-Core Urbanism’ addresses the dearth of scholarly critique of hypersexualized urbanism from the disciplines of architecture, urbanism and landscape by examining key hypersexual typologies. #xyxlab #nikikalms #hypersexualcity follow her @niki_kalms
Gill Matthewson is a key player at @_parlour. In the research she is undertaking in her role at the XYX Lab at MADA she has been embracing her inner data-nerd. This diagram maps the ‘happy’ and ‘sad’ experiences of young girls and women along Swanston Street in Melbourne. #xyxlab @gillmm5