DAB Docs provides leadership and inspiration to the design world. The DAB Docs series shows the Faculty's commitment to the non-academic sphere to share information and passionately enlighten the fields of design and architecture.
Edited by Ian Gwilt (course director, Bachelor of Design in Visual Communication) and Deborah Turnbull.
MundaneTraces features a number of essays discussing the broader idea of a digitally informed creative practice. It presents a series of industry viewpoints, from artist, to curator, to writer, each of whom find a common ground through the possibilities offered in a fabrication process facilitated by information technology.
Edited by Alana Clifton-Cunningham, design lecturer and Alison Gwilt, Course Director, Bachelor of Design in Fashion and Textiles.
Everyday fashion components and elements such as the pocket, the sleeve or the seam become often eclipsed by the theatrics of the fashion spectacle. Very little time is dedicated to the study of fashion in detail and the intricacies of high fashion become invisible in the catwalk show or fashion photograph. Through an examination of the details in fashion garments we can reconsider traditional methods and techniques of fashion making and lead designers to explore new innovations.
Edited by Cecilia Heffer, Textiles co-ordinator, Bachelor of Design in Fashion and Textile Design.
Today lace can be interpreted in varied and intriguing ways. The lace works featured in this catalogue explore the integration of current technologies with existing traditional craft practice. The pre-occupation behind the textiles is the translation of an historical lace artefact into contemporary textile works. The resulting lace pieces are intended to evoke memory through the physicality of new materials and traditional techniques. Lace also initiates an exchange of ideas from a number of different design disciplines.
Text edited by Scott Balmforth and Gerard Reinmuth.
Cosmopolitan Ground suggests a mode of collaboration between architecture and philosophy, where both professions retain their autonomy but are enriched via their reference to one another. It achieves this through its collection of essays juxtaposed against contemporary architectural work by Terroir, an Australian architectural practice whose buildings are the result of research in philosophy, art and popular culture.
Text edited by Professor Peter McNeil, Professor of Design History.
Park's work considers the dialogue between modern architecture and contemporary fashion in concept as well as practice. By borrowing devices from both disciplines such as the spiral, the fold and zippers to provide the structural basis for her soft sculptures, her designs are no longer static structures for wearing but metaphors for urban life.
Edited by Berto Pandolfo, lecturer in industrial design, and renowned industrial designer.
The Safety Catch project invited a group of Australian designers to respond to the issue of safety and security. The designers worked separately and each submitted a product design as their proposal. The aim was to work in the space that lies between the ordinary and the shocking, to create a design that challenges conventional values and proposes new scenarios, new strategies to engage with what has been referred to as critical design.
Edited by Ian Gwilt (course director, Bachelor of Design in Visual Communication)
A collection of essays exploring technology and design creation, Made Known features a number of discussions around the broader idea of a digitally informed creative practice. It presents a series of convergent viewpoints and activities that find common ground through the possibilities offered in a fabrication process facilitated by information technology.
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