We meet on Wednesdays 3pm-6pm.
WK 1 (Mar 15)
1. Introduction to the studio.
2. Using the Class Blog.
4. Introduction to teams.
WK 2 (Mar 22)
1. Being in the canapé system – Book launch and food waste exercise
2. Defining ‘Organics’
3. Introduction to EPA competition (assessment 2a)
- Bring a definition of ‘organics’ to class. There is no wrong answer.
- Read the UTS Waste Management Plan
- Browse the UTS Waste and Recycling site
- Browse Industry-Research collaboration to reduce food waste
- Read End-to-end food waste reduction software
WK 3 (Mar 29)
1. How to Conduct a Waste Audit as a designer: Guest lecture by Lucas Ilhein
2. Feminist approaches to Ecology, Technology, Labour and Ecology (Alexandra Crosby)
- Read Kent, R. and Kent, R., 2010. In the balance: art for a changing world. Museum of Contemporary Art. Available at UTS library
- Browse Environmental audit
- Read Food waste, intimacy and compost: The stirrings of a new ecology? by Bethaney Turner. Follow up with one of her references.
WK 4 (Apr 5)
1. Expert Panel Discussion (New Room for this class: CB1.18.030)
2. Walk through UTS Organics system
3. Post A Due: One Day Waste Audit
WK 5 (Apr 12)
1. Systems thinking lecture and exercise (Dena Fam) (New Room : CB10.04.460)
2. Studio work
- Read CHECKLAND, P. & POULTER, J. 2006. Learning for action: a short definitive account of soft systems methodology and its use for practioners, teachers and students, John Wiley and Sons, Ltd. Available at UTS library and some sections available at GoogleBooks
- Read ‘Rich Pictures’ and follow up with one of the references from this article.
- Watch Systems Thinking:A Cautionary Tale about Cats in Borneo
- Watch Murmuration of Starlings
WK 6 (Apr 19) New Room:CB07.03.010D (Health Bld)
1. Caddie design and group charter presentation (assessment 2a)
2. Using critical thinking to write a design brief
- Read Ulrich, W. (2000). Reflective practice in the civil society: the contribution of critically systemic thinking. Reflective Practice 1, no. 2: 247-268. Available at UTS library
- Browse Critical Thinking Heuristics
WK 7 (May 3) CB07.03.010D (Health Bld)
1. Lecture: Research Methods (Alexandra Crosby & Dena Fam)
2. The ‘Mapping Organics’ research methodology
- Make a list of every research method you have used in your degree so far
- Consider all your course subjects as well as Design Thinking, Researching Design History, Interdisciplinary Lab A
- Start with www.utsdesignindex.com
- Bring a draft of your groups design brief to class to check with Dena and Ali
WK 8 (May 9) CB07.03.010D (Health Bld)
Group presentations on Research methods and Post B is due today
- Reflect on the research methods and how they will contribute to developing your design
- Think about why you’ve chosen these research methods, why and how you’ve used them.
WK 9 (May 17) CB07.03.010D (Health Bld)
Framing the Organics project: Introduction to Planetary Boundaries & the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) (Katie Ross)
- The Sustainable Development Goals
- Planetary Boundaries as a safe operating space
- Donella Meadows, 1991, Leverage Points: Places to Intervene in the System
- Katie Ross’s Presentation – Planetary Boundaries & Sustainable Development Goals
WK 10 (May 24)
Field Trip – Veolia tour
- Browse Veolia website
WK 11 (May 31)
WK 12 (Jun 7)
Group Design presentations (assessment 2b)
WK A1 (Jun 19)
Research Portfolio/Blogposts due (assessment 1)