reFrame: Love about Food

reFrame: Love about Food

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

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Presented by Monash Design.

How does good food, I mean, really good food, make you feel? There is a universal, sensational experience that turns flavour into laughter, spices into smiles. From the tingling feeling at the tip of the tongue, to the slow-cooked broth that coats the mouth, the joy of food can always be found. During the two weeks leading up to Melbourne Design Week, we invited students and staff on campus to spotlight their most memorable delicious moments. We not only wanted to elevate and celebrate the human emotion through culinary memories, but also to uncover the undiscovered secret eats of Melbourne food experience. The result is a collection of human emotions, foodie photographs, and delicious messages. This project is for you, food lovers.

During the workshop, we will recount the lessons we learned through the making of this project, and share the Melbourne food photos and messages people submitted.


  • Dr Xavier Ho, Lecturer in Interaction Design, Department of Design, Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture, Monash University.
  • Dr Yun Tae Nam, Teaching Associate, Department of Design, Faculty of Art Design and Architecture at Monash University and Creative Technology Director at Courtney Kim Studio.
  • Dr Indae Hwang, Lecturer, Department of Design, Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture, 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: 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: CoDesign materials for climate action
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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