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Talking Design

Talking Design is a fortnightly podcast review of design in all its facets - from architecture to industrial design, from fashion to automotive design. It features interviews with prominent designers and expert analysis from RMIT University academics. Talking Design is produced by experienced journalist Stephen Crafti and sponsored by RMIT.

Geoff Croker, Principal with FJMT Architects - Talking Design 2018 Ep 08

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Architect Geoff Croaker is a principal with FJMT Architects. Recognised for its work designing large cultural buildings, encompassing libraries, offices, theatres and art galleries, the practice injects life into communities often in fringe suburbs. Its latest project Bunjil, in the City of Casey, provides a new focal point to this growth corridor.
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*Art and Architecture*
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RMIT University
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RMIT University Talking Design Stephen Crafti Geoff Croker Architecture Bunji Place Art FJMT

Dr. Mark Edgoose, Manager of the Undergraduate Program in the School of Art at RMIT University - Talking Design 2018 Ep 07

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Dr. Mark Edgoose, Manager of the Undergraduate Program in the School of Art at RMIT University, looks after more than 500 students in various creative areas: painting, drawing, sculpture, print, gold and silversmithing, sound and video, as well as ceramics. Edgoose also produces his own work, finely made installations from steel. He has exhibited his work both in Australia and overseas.
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Design
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Jeremy Wortsman, The Jacky Winter Group - Talking Design 2018, Ep6

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Jeremy Wortsman is difficult to pigeonhole. A graphic designer by training, he works across numerous art and design portfolios.

Jeremy Wortsman is difficult to pigeonhole. A graphic designer by training, he works across numerous art and design portfolios. His creative studio, Jacky Winter brings together some of Australia's creative talents, from graphic designers, animators to art direction. Originally from New York, where he has an office as well as in Melbourne, Wortsman works with advertising agencies and across the print media.

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Design
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RMIT University
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design, content, advertising, journalism, media, RMIT, University

Harriet Edquist, Director of the RMIT Design Archives - Talking Design 2018, Ep5

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Director of the RMIT Design Archives at RMIT University talks design history.

Few have had as much impact on the design industry as Harriet Edquist, Director of the RMIT Design Archives at RMIT University. After 10 years the RMIT Design Archives, she and her team have collected artefacts, textiles, objects and other documents that showcases the state's rich history of design from the 20th century, from architecture through to furniture and fashion.

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Design
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RMIT University
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design, archives, history, melbourne, RMIT, university

Mark White, Director of Ramvek - Talking Design 2018, Ep4

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Working with the Indigenous community on the Millingimbi Island, White has produced a unique collection of furniture

Mark White, director of Ramvek, a joinery company outside of Dandenong, decided to invest his time and money creating Manapan. Working with the Indigenous community on the Millingimbi Island, White has produced a unique collection of furniture designed by some of Melbourne's leading furniture and lighting designers. His story was recently featured in Spectrum, The Sydney Morning Herald. Eventually, the idea is to take this collection of indigenous made and inspired furniture to Milan!

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Design
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RMIT University
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art, design, furniture, australia, indigenous, Manapan, Millingimbi

Architect Karen Abernethy, - Talking Design 2018, Ep.3

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Architect Karen Abernethy trained as an architect doing a Masters in Art in Public Spaces at RMIT University. Abernethy has established a reputation in the artistic community for her highly considered spaces, both at Gallery Funaki and for Craft Victoria. She is currently working on a yoga studio in New York and a number of residential projects.

Architect Karen Abernethy trained as an architect doing a Masters in Art in Public Spaces at RMIT University. Abernethy has established a reputation in the artistic community for her highly considered spaces, both at Gallery Funaki and for Craft Victoria.

She is currently working on a yoga studio in New York and a number of residential projects.

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Architecture
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RMIT University
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Design; architecture; Karen Abernethy; Funaki; craft victoria,

Michael McCormack, Director at Milieu - Talking Design 2018, Ep3

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Michael McCormack, a director of Milieu, has established a name for creating boutique-style apartments in Melbourne's inner-city.

Michael McCormack, a director of Milieu, has established a name for creating boutique-style apartments in Melbourne's inner-city. Collingwood has become a highly desirable suburb thanks to Milieu, with his apartments in Peel Street triggering a surge of interest in what was once a fairly neglected part of town. He talks to Stephen Crafti about what he hopes to achieve both now and in the future.

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Architecture
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RMIT University
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design, architecture, RMIT, Melbourne, Stephen Crafti, Michael McCormack, Milieu

Sonia Simpfendorfer, Creative Director of Nexus Designs - Talking Design 2018, Ep2

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Established by Janne Faulkner 50 years ago, Nexus Designs has established a reputation for creating timeless interiors.

Established by Janne Faulkner 50 years ago, Nexus Designs has established a reputation for creating timeless interiors. However, over the years, it has expanded its repertoire from designing bespoke homes to now fitting out apartments and hospitality projects. Stephen Crafti caught up with interior designer Sonia Simpfendorfer, Creative Director of Nexus. She discusses the last 50 years and an apartment in New York, the starting point being a Roy Lichtenstein mural.

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Design
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RMIT University
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design, architecture, nexus, interior design, australia, rmit, new york

Nicci Greene, Lighting Designer - Talking Design 2018, Ep1

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Lighting designer Nicci Green, director of Articolo Lighting, started her career as a chef.

Lighting designer Nicci Green, director of Articolo Lighting, started her career as a chef. Deciding she preferred to be enjoying company rather than hidden in the kitchen, she switched to food styling, initially working for Votre Beaute magazine in Paris. Green founded Articolo lighting in 2012 after realising a gap in the market for bespoke lighting. Her story is fascinating.

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Design
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lighting, design, designer, melbourne, RMIT, nicci green, articolo lighting

Interior Designer, Camilla Molders - Talking Design 2017, Ep. 21

Interior Designer Camillia Molders studied interior design at RMIT in the early 1990s.

Thirteen years ago she established her own interior design practice, specialising in residential work. Her mother, an artist, introduced her to colour.

Molders speaks frankly that it starts with the client and sharing the journey with them.

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Interior Design
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RMIT University
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interior design, design, camilla molders, residential,