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MAKE BREAK are lunch time sessions where you make specific items while we introduce you to digital fabrication. In each session we combine a traditional skill with a digital fabrication skill.

Exertion Games Lab
RMIT University, City Campus
Building 5, Level 2, Room 01

What will we make?
Over a four week period we will make 4 different products:

23-25 May Reusable cotton knit bread bags; 
30 May - 1 Jun Old school football beanie;
6-8 Jun Leather etched phone cover;
13-15 Jun Monogrammed 1 piece wallet.

When is the lab open?
We open the lab Wednesday to Friday 12-2pm.
Drop in at any time. Stay for as long as you can.
Work at your own pace or help others to make something. Its up to you.

How much does it cost?
$10 a session to cover the cost of materials, training and machine maintenance.  (That’s much less than a therapy session!!)

When you check out, let me know which dates you would like to come along.
I look forward to making with you.

Can't make it this time?
If you can't make it this month, look out for us next month when we will be making four new products.

Not at RMIT?
If you would like us to run something like MAKE BREAK in your organisation, contact me at


Why us?
MAKE BREAK is a trial to gather information for the establishment of research-based explorations into the value of ‘making’ in the work environment. It is run out of the Exertion Games Lab, RMIT University.

Angelina Russo is researching the ways in which traditional and future digital maker skills create possibilities for innovative new networks of support in the work environment. Exertion Games Lab researches the connections between the body and play. Together we seek to understand how injecting an element of play into your work day, in the form of crafting future skills, impacts on your wellbeing.

It seeks to understand the following:
Could the ways in which we use our time in the workplace be reconsidered?
Would learning future skills in the workplace benefit our well-being?
What benefits come from connecting with others who share our creative interests in the workplace?

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