Monash University invites practitioners and researchers to the second Annual Design Research conference on 3–4 October 2019.

Real/Material/Ethereal aims to explore the developing role of design research in both academia and practice, to encourage dialogue between academic researchers and practitioners, and to act as an experimental platform to test and evolve new modes of disseminating design research. The conference invites academics, researchers and design practitioners in architecture, interior, design, landscape architecture, urban design and other related fields to convene for a series of presentations, panel discussions and workshops with an accompanying exhibition showcasing exemplary design research outcomes.

Keynote speakers
  • Brian Martin, Associate Dean Indigenous at Monash University Art, Design and Architecture
  • Benjamin Dillenburger, Assistant Professor for Digital Building Technologies at the Institute of Technology in Architecture, Department of Architecture, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich)
  • Laura Lee, architect and former Professor of Architecture at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh
  • Cameron, Director of the Design Innovation Research Centre at the University of Technology Sydney
  • Yoko Akama, Associate Professor in the School of Design, RMIT University
  • Professor Jon McCormack, founder and director of SensiLab, a creative technologies research space that connects different disciplines together to explore the untapped potential of technology

Visit the MADA website for the full lineup of speakers, paper presentations and details of the exhibition.


Register here for the full conference.

Those who can’t make the full conference are invited to join MADA for the closing event. This includes a keynote address from Benjamin Dillenburger ETH, and the exhibition party. Drinks and canapes will be provided.

RSVP for the closing event here (select the “keynote” option i).