The Future Archive
About The Project
Discarded Item Inventory 
Digital Material Library

Events — 

Future Archive acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nations on whose unceded lands we work.

A Design System Proposition

    Future Archive is the ongoing research based design project of RMIT Fashion (Design)(Honours) student Melanie Read that explores opportunities for material reuse through material digitisation and rendering.

    Using the Honours year to guide research and development, Future Archive proposes to develop into a digital  platform to visually experience possible collection outcomes in the materials available, and in turn reduce the need for physical sampling. Through documentation of the how the archive items were received Future Archive aims to preserve their previous iteration before making the material available for reuse and to bring greater awareness to the condition in which textile based items are currently being discarded. Archiving collected items is achieved through flatlay images, written object biographies and 3D interactive photogrammetry renders. Collaborating with a small team Future Archive is set to develop into an interactive platform housing the future archive, digital material library and participatory collection.