Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology
25 June – 6 July 2015

Little Utopias in Big Spaces


Using creative mapping methods in fieldwork in and around Berlin’s Kulturforum, this design studio with interior design students investigated how big urban spaces, buildings and monuments can exercise power, impose behaviours and narratives, and in some instances, also alienate the human.  These readings served as the basis for proposals that intervene in existing site conditions in order to tease out generative opportunities for positive human encounters. The design studio exchanged with those of McGill University and the University of Kentucky, offering the findings and proposals of the 17 students. To see the results of the Kulturforum project collaboration – including the RMIT – click here.

Studio coordinator: Caroline Vains, assisted by Freya Robinson.

Plan of Kulturforum showing the five student projects.


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