The School of Architecture and Design at RMIT University is engaged in the Dementia Studios which is an ongoing inter-disciplinary project dedicated to the contribution of deign in the broader context of dementia. The Studios have a two tier approach – research practice and pedagogy; involving academics and students at RMIT. It operates through design studios teaching, industry partnerships and research scholarship; embedded within the School’s specialized research clusters.

This semester, five design studios from the disciplines of Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Interior Design, Industrial Design and Communication have been working on issues surrounding Dementia in society. The exhibition and floor talks are an opportunity to look across the disciplines and reflect on the projects, processes and perspectives from students and studio leaders.

The Outside Mind
Interior Design Studio
Studio Leader: Rosie Scott
Hot to Cold
Master of Landscape Architecture Studio
Studio Leader: Heike Rahmann
Dementia and the City
Master of Architecture Studio
Studio Leader: Anthony Clarke
Design for Dementia
Industrial Design Studio
Studio Leader: Judith Glover and Areli Avendano
Wayfinding
Communication Design Studio
Studio Leader: Brad Haylock

Image Credits: Kevin Francke