Research and projects

Groundbreaking research methods

Research at the School of Communication and Design utilises creative practice research to complement traditional research methods, a practice that is fairly new to Vietnam. Researchers explore urban futures and sustainability using communication, design, mixed reality and moving images. 

Our preferred mode of research inquiry is through our centres - the Centre of Design Excellence and Studio-V. We operate regionally through RMIT locations in Vietnam, as well as through our wider networks within Southeast-Asia.


Research centres and groups

Text And Media Image


Studio-V aims to link RMIT Vietnam’s students and staff to industry partners, government agencies, NGOs and community groups in order to help with social and environmental issues via a series of creative outreach projects.


School of Communication & Design projects span the breadth of our areas of focus- across festivals, exhibitions, labs and centres. 

Sign of the times

Through handmade type and a detailed study of the urban form, Andrew Stiff and Simon Richards have found ways to read Saigon and Hanoi's authentic culture, and to make the cities legible through the impact of this endangered culture.