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Talking Design is a fortnightly podcast review of design in all its facets - from architecture to industrial design, from fashion to automotive design. It features interviews with prominent designers and expert analysis from RMIT University academics. Talking Design is produced by experienced journalist Stephen Crafti and sponsored by RMIT.

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Talking Design is a fortnightly podcast review of design in all its facets - from architecture to industrial design, from fashion to automotive design. It features interviews with prominent designers and expert analysis from RMIT University academics. Talking Design is produced by experienced journalist Stephen Crafti and sponsored by RMIT.

    Robyn Oswald Jacobs, Curator of Frances Burke Fabrics - Talking Design 2020, Ep. 22

    Robyn Oswald Jacobs, Curator of Frances Burke Fabrics - Talking Design 2020, Ep. 22

    Robyn Oswald Jacobs studied textiles and printmaking at RMIT in the 1960s, a time she also discovered the work of post-war textile designer Frances Bourke. Decades later, she is collaborating with Dr. Nanette Carter in producing a book with the assistance of the Redmond Barry Scholarship.

    • 25 min
    Myles Broad, Landscape Designer at EGA - Talking Design 2020, Ep. 21

    Myles Broad, Landscape Designer at EGA - Talking Design 2020, Ep. 21

    Landscape Designer Myles Broad initially focused on music before switching to 'digging ditches' in gardens. He finally secured a position with Eckersley Garden Architecture (EGA) 16 years ago and is now Co-Director with Landscape Designer Scott Leung. As one leading architect remarks, 'EGA's work not only looks great but actually works well into the future'.

    • 27 min
    Chris Gilbert & John Kaitler, Architects at Archier - Talking Design 2020, Ep. 20

    Chris Gilbert & John Kaitler, Architects at Archier - Talking Design 2020, Ep. 20

    Host of Grand Designs UK selected the Sawmill house by Archier as one of his favourites down under. Stephen Crafti catches up with architect Chris Gilbert and landscape architect John Kaitler, both graduates of RMIT University.

    • 22 min
    Danielle Whitfield, Fashion Curator - Talking Design 2019, Ep.19

    Danielle Whitfield, Fashion Curator - Talking Design 2019, Ep.19

    Danielle Whitfield, a curator of fashion and textiles at the National Gallery of Victoria, talks about the current Comme des Garcons exhibition - a must for those not only interested in fashion but the broader context of design. Starting from the early 1980s, the exhibition takes one through the 1990s and to more recent times.

    • 28 min
    Contemporary Jeweller Anna Davern - Talking Design 2019, Ep.18

    Contemporary Jeweller Anna Davern - Talking Design 2019, Ep.18

    Anna Davern studied at the Sydney College of the Arts (now the University of Sydney) before completing her Honours and Masters degree in Gold & Silversmithing at RMIT University. Davern has created a distinct signature in her work, often using vintage tin boxes as a starting point for her designs.

    • 21 min
    Architect Justin Mallia - Talking Design 2019, Ep.17

    Architect Justin Mallia - Talking Design 2019, Ep.17

    Recipient of two named awards from the Australian Institute of Architects (Victorian Chapter) in 2019, the Clifton Hill development by Justin Mallia Architects shows what can be achieved when a family home becomes too large when the children leave home. It also clearly illustrates overcoming issues such as a neighbours extension!

    • 20 min

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