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  • Gargiulo, David (Master of Design, 2008)
    Looking to develop my professional design practice in the field of product design, I pursued this research project in order to further my product development skills and gain further understanding of design theories and ...
  • Hedges, Susan (OCCUPATION: Negotiations with Constructed Space. University of Brighton – School of Architecture and Design: Interior Architecture and Urban Studies Programme, 2009)
    This paper will explore two modernists pieces, one a ballet, Oskar Schlemmer’s The Triadic Ballet and the other a small holiday house on the Cote d’Azur, Eileen Gray’s E1027. I would like to suggest that the notated ...
  • Wilson, Scott; Joyce, Hester (Colloquy: Text, Theory, Critique, 2009)
    The form of Western mainstream film is the crux of its ideological effi-ciency: by using established formal techniques, films ensure audiences understand that aesthetic decisions support and clarify the narrative to ensure ...
  • Woodruffe, Paul; Klasz, Walter (2012)
    The objectives were to create a building that at once is both familiar and strange, and to use materials gathered by the local people from the surrounding environment and to use this process to facilitate storytelling and ...
  • Stevenson, Serena Giovanna (Master of Design, 2010)
    This Masters of Design by Project is focused on photographic documentary storytelling. This research is a study of the relationship between a documentary photographer and two teenage girls. It unpacks how an invitation to ...
  • Jowsey, Susan (International Journal of the Arts in Society, 2011)
    This paper investigates an artist collective that is comprised of a nuclear family, the parents and their two children. The key theme revolves around implications of power relations within this collective construct. The ...
  • Cook, Lydia Ruth (Master of Design, 2011)
    The research title of my project is: Courtship: A photographic investigation of romantic engagement. The research question is concerned with the evolution of romantic courtship with reference to the influence of fairytale ...
  • Carley, Rachel (Interior: A State of Becoming. Symposium Proceedings, 2012)
    The British sculptor Rachel Whiteread (b.1963) employs her signature casting practice to render negative space as solid, positive form. Untitled (Room), 1993, was cast from a freestanding model of a room designed by the ...
  • McKernon, Stephen (Master of Design Management, 2007)
    Cycle commuting is well-recognised but marginal in most English-speaking countries, following considerable popularity in the first half of the twentieth century. In recent decades, it has found favour among transport policy ...
  • Shaw, Robert (Master of Design, 2011)
    This aim of this project was to explore how the process of yacht design informed the development of a 9 metre racing yacht with a canting keel. It explores the interrelationship of art and science in the process of developing ...
  • Hedges, Susan (Imagining...: 27th Annual International Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand, 2010)
    ‘… and I think that, setting out from there, I will put together, piece by piece, the perfect city, made of fragments mixed with the rest, of instants separated by intervals, of signals one sends out, not knowing who ...
  • Hedges, Susan (29th Annual SAHANZ Conference, 2012)
    This paper considers the drawn detail as a means of archiving the interior not in terms of the familiar fullness or comfort but rather through the idea of absence and emptiness. Empty drawn details could be understood ...
  • Woodruffe, Paul (Cumulus Borderline, 2010)
  • Downie, Julie (The Auckland Festival of Photography, 2013)
    The Evocative Object: why objects matter is an exhibition based upon the idea that objects matter to us – but what makes an object evocative may not necessarily be about value, use, aesthetics or ownership. This is a ...
  • Bell, Rachel A. (Master of Design, 2012)
    A Masters of Design by Research project that asks the question: “How can materials and histories be linked by a methodology of making that utilises fragmentation and the found?” Focussed primarily on the production ...
  • Gamble, Simon (Master of Design, 2011)
    Research Question: How can temporality be used to develop new strategies for the design of furniture? This exegesis documents the journey through my Masters of Design project Horological Furniture. An artefact’s ...
  • Halfon, Amitai (Master of Design, 2007)
    The basis of my research is an alternative approach to everyday-products design, which instead of catering for quick and clever functionality, comfort and aesthetics, seeks to deepen and augment users or audiences' experience, ...
  • Fraser, Jamaine (Master of Design, 2012)
    Connecting the hunter, the animal and the environment is the basis for this project. It investigates traditional hunter-gather cultures and their traditions of hunting as a means to reveal and support the intangible values ...
  • Flynn, Myah (Master of Design, 2010)
    This research aims to investigate how archetypal imagery, as seen in the literature of fantasy and mythology, can inform procedures for constructing contemporary painting within the figurative and abstract elements.
  • Woodruffe, Paul (Cumulus 38ºSouth: hemispheric shifts across learning, teaching and research, 2010)
    One of the great opportunities that increased access to technologies and information has brought, is interdisciplinary practice between the fine arts and industrial design.As a student, these two pathways had at first ...