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Post Forma
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By Paul Marcus Fuog

Post Forma catalogue

Workshop outcome. Black Box by Tin Nguyen

Post Forma was a workshop I ran with Martino Gamper and RMIT Design Hub. It culminated in an exhibition that was mounted alongside Martino’s remarkable project 100 Chairs in 100 Days.

Eleven invited design researchers and practitioners came together over three days to take part in Post Forma: a workshop of collaborative making and ideas exchange that explored cultural diversity in Melbourne.

100 Chairs in 100 Days: Martino Gamper. On exhibition at RMIT Design Hub.

The workshop explored narrative-based design and focussed on multiculturalism from a social, political and cultural perspective.

We asked participants to research the surrounds of Design Hub, documenting their observations through photography. They were then required to select a single photograph – this was to become the catalyst for their subsequent creation.

Limited to only three days participants had to assemble a one-off object formed from discarded and new materials that communicated a story that leapt off from their selected image.

Martino and workshop participants Daniel To and Emma Aiston.

Post Forma participants in the RMIT workshop.

Post Forma explored and emphasised alternative models for using design and making;

• Design as a tool to learn about other people.
• Design for communication – as a way of sharing narratives and telling stories.
• Design experimentation using discarded materials and found objects with no perceived value.
• Cross-pollination and networking with researchers and designers from different disciplines and backgrounds.
• Opportunity to practice working within specific parameters – limited materials, limited resources, limited time.


Post Forma. Exhibition of outcomes at RMIT Design Hub

Post Forma. Exhibition of outcomes at RMIT Design Hub

The workshop culminated in an exhibition of the ideas, mock-ups and prototypes made. It presented new possibilities for objects as drivers for social reflection. 


Workshop outcome. Yes, No, Maybe by Ed Cutting.

Workshop outcome. My Compilation by Simone LeAmon.

Workshop outcome.  Awk-mented realilty by Christie Petsinis.

Photography: Tobias Titz


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