Major Project: Gallery B

with Ollie Cotsaftis

Suri Iham
Jorge Castillo
Janhavi Joshi
Tria Ningsih
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As the pace of change increases and we face more complex global challenges, bio-inspired approaches to design and fabrication provide opportunities to imagine more resilient and regenerative futures. Through the use of biomimicry and biodesign and even the more novel human-decentered design (life-centred design), students in this gallery are exploring topics such as the relationships between form, structure and materiality, the biodiversity crisis, the climate crisis and the philosophy of Architecture.
Aquaseer by Janhavi Sunil Joshi is a project exploring alternative ways to acquire water.
Untrustworthy Pavilion by Jorge Mario Castillo Velasquez is a project investigating the development and use of future biomaterials in Architecture.
Decay Pavilion by Tria Amalia Ningsih is a project questioning the perenniality of Architecture.
And The Buzz by Suri Adlina is a project making us ponder our relationships with native and wild non-human species.


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No MDIT exhibition – digital or otherwise – happens without a collection of great work from students, supported and curated by their tutors. Thanks to EVERYONE for the help contributed!

A special mention goes to Illiyanna Ibrahim, our information wrangler, content uploader and design front-liner, for your hard work fine-tuning and assembling the nearly 500 articles of media, text and supporting content.

Thanks Hartwig Bentele & Kunstmatrix for your technical support.

We’d also like to extend our gratitude to the following students who volunteered (despite their busy coursework) what precious time they had to help sort out the finer details of digital media work:

Video chat

Guglielmo ‘Bosco-sorry-my-laptop-died’ Bartilomo

3D lightbake tester

Sowmiya ‘yes-Chuan-click-UV-unwrap’ Selvakumaraswamy

Media queries

Suresh ‘should-we-unit-test?’ Saicharan Maniganahalli

Web tester

Diego ‘nicest tester alive award’ Garetto Morande

Thanks for visiting and fare thee well – across the digital ether. Be well; be kind.

– Chuan Khoo
MDIT Associate Lecturer
Interaction Design & Technologies

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