For the workshop, Yoko Akama and Sarah Pink proposed using the Fabpod as a material provocation within the Design Ethnography Futures framework.

The Fabpod sits in the middle of a common workspace at the Design Hub, where it forms an intriguing presence for those removed from its original conception.

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It functions as an unusual meeting room for researchers and visitors, but there is much informal debate as to whether it ‘works’ as a productive collaborative space.

Its lighting, acoustic properties, furniture and ambience are all often discussed.

It was designed by a team from RMIT University’s Spatial Information Architecture Laboratory (SIAL).

The Fabpod sits on the ninth floor of the multi-award winning Shaun Godsell-designed RMIT Design Hub, itself an architectural wonder, as its featured status in the architecture gallery of London’s Victoria and Albert Museum attests.

Design Ethnography Futures ( is a programme of research, that took as its starting point the proposition of a new meeting of design and ethnography through a focus on futures.

Through D E F researchers explore how the future orientation of combining design ethnography invites new forms of change­-making, where uncertainty and the ‘not-­yet-­made’ are at the centre of the inquiry.


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