reFrame: CoDesign materials for climate action

reFrame: CoDesign materials for climate action

  • 1 April 2021, 12–2pm
  • Melbourne Recital Centre
    31 Sturt Street
    Southbank, VIC 3006

Free, RSVP here

Presented by Monash Design.

Understanding our emotional responses to the climate emergency.  Our current times of crises demand change from the processes, structures and systems around us. Yet, we may feel powerless to do it. This design workshop uses materials and metaphors to introduce the theory of emotional granularity, in order to support participants as they articulate, reflect and engage with their emotions surrounding the climate emergency. These designerly modes of understanding emotions help develop a greater sense of agency and the ability to address contemporary, complex challenges.


  • Dr Ilya Fridman, Lecturer and Program Director, Department of Design and member of the Emerging Technologies Research Lab at Monash University
  • Alli Edwards, Research Associate, WonderLab, Department of Design, Monash University

This event is one of a series of workshops and panels that form reFrame: The Evolving Practice of Design hosted by Monash Design and part of Melbourne Design Week 2021 including:

reFrame: Love About Food
reFrame: Book Club
reFrame: The Seven Grandfathers Teachings as an Indigenous design process
reFrame: Melbourne’s future mobility
reFrame: Envisioning Healthcare
reFrame: Weaving Indigenous Perspectives in Design
reFrame: Making Space for Co-design in the Design of Learning Environments

The urgent, complex social challenges we face call for design to do more than increase profit margins and solve problems. Design must draw on its transformative potential to imagine anew the places where we live, work, learn and play. Over four days the design research labs of Monash University will reframe how we think about futures; mobility, climate, education and healthcare and reframe how we act creatively; through Indigenous knowing, co-designing and augmented realities. Through a series of workshops and discussions researchers, practitioners and the public will together explore ways we can productively amplify the social impact of design.

reFrame is part of Melbourne Design Week 2021, an initiative of the Victorian Government in collaboration with the NGV.

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