University of Technology Sydney

89153 Design for Change: Retail Futures



Led by the UTS interdisciplinary Designing Out Crime research centre, the focus of the subjects in this three session studio is on creating vibrant, safe, sustainable and profitable retail environments. Students work on real projects, often in teams and always supported by experts in the fields of socially responsive design, environmental design, crime prevention, and retail planning.

Throughout the studios students work with industry partners such as retailers, supermarkets, shopping centres, industry bodies and law enforcement agencies.

In this final subject of the studio, students utilise the expertise that they have developed in the previous two subjects of the studio. This expertise informs an exploration into future retail concepts and their capacity to embody the virtual and/or physical requirements that ensure positive retail experiences.

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Autumn session, City campus.

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