The Research in Experimental Design: Objects group (RED Objects) is a collaboration between practitioners and researchers at UNSW Art & Design who explore the relationships between design, craft, visual art and the histories and theories of art and design.
Investigating the parameters of design in relation to visual art and craft, RED Objects examine the influences of modern art in design and the historical links between high and low technologies and distribution systems.
RED Object's research focus centres on how emergent interdisciplinary design practices question and challenge social conventions in relation to histories of design and cultural exchange.
In particular, RED Objects explores the space where studio practice engages with social action, sustainable resource management, and where the experimental meshes with the expressive. The individual practices of RED members include interrogations of the hybridity and differences arising between the fields of art and design, mass production and the handmade, physical and virtual and the past and future.
Widely published through exhibitions, television programs as well as in academic journals and conferences, the researchers involved in RED Objects include: designer and ceramicist Roderick Bamford, furniture and object designer Karina Clarke, ceramicist Jacqueline Clayton, artist and design writer Katherine Moline, jewellery designer Wendy Parker and textile artist Liz Williamson.