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School of Design

Introduction

Dean, School of Design – Paul Anderson

The showcasing of graduate projects is an important aspect of the RCA experience, part of a history and reputation our students feel enormously proud of.

At times of great change, we are all continuing to innovate with new challenges in front of us. This moment is an important snapshot of a point of a journey in a highly personal and creative process for our students.  Their work highlights learning and discovery within a cultural community at a particular moment celebrating many amazing achievements across all our disciplines engaging with industry, emerging technologies, prospective employers, partners and networks. For our students it is also a celebration for friends, family and supporters and a public confirmation of the master of their discipline.

As the world grapples with rapid urbanisation, the effects of climate change and the recent and ongoing global pandemic our RCA students from across the world are forming the next generation of coherent planet thinkers. Creative and innovative designers developing regenerative solutions, intelligent systems, new materials, social change and human centered thinking. The future of work, healthcare, travel, food production and our environment are just some of the themes that we share across the whole institution. Enjoy discovering RCA2020.

Programmes

Cross-College

Future Continuous

Curated by Dr Nick de Leon
Cross-College

Primacy of Precipice

Curated by Joanna Moresky
School of Design
Global Innovation Design (MA)

Designing for Our Dream Futures

Curated by Masa Inakage
Cross-College

Lighting the Way

Curated by Professor Gerry McGovern OBE
Cross-College

SustainLab Presents: Tipping Points

Art practice and the environment
School of Design
Textiles (MA)

Textiles Presents: The Constructors

A Textiles 2020 Theme
Cross-College

Touch Me

Exploring the haptic
Cross-College

Humanistic Technologists Design For The Now

Curated by John Maeda
School of Design
Innovation Design Engineering (MA/MSc)

The Core • The Frontier

Curated by Miles Pennington
Cross-College

Humour and Story

Curated by Roger Guyett
Cross-College

2020 Vision

Curated by Sebastian Conran
Cross-College

From Ear to Ear

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Cross-College

Hyper Form

Curated by Viktoria Modesta
Cross-College

I Shall be your Mirror

Curated by Francesca Amfitheatrof
Cross-College

Materials, Mind, Fashion Forsaken

Curated by Alex Box & Philip Delamore
Cross-College

A Sense of Humanity

Curated by Paola Antonelli
Cross-College

Color Palette Possibilites

Curated by Kai-Lu Hsiung
Cross-College

Humanity and Humour

Curated by Paul Priestman
Cross-College

Through the Lens of Science and Data

Curated by Markus Nordberg
Cross-College

New Worlds

U/Dys:topia
Cross-College

A Textiles Selection

Curated by Orla Kiely
Cross-College

Super/Sonic

Shh, listen
Cross-College

Inspired by Design

Curated by Anya Hindmarch
Cross-College

A curation by Samuel Ross

Curated by Samuel Ross
Cross-College

Generations

Society and intergenerational relationships
Cross-College

Feasting and Weeding

Curated by Sue Timney
School of Design
Design Products (MA)

Design Futures

A new Design Products MA pathway
Cross-College

Peekaboo Pikachu

Curated by Joyce Wang
Cross-College

The Power of Hands

Curated by Tomoko Azumi
Cross-College

Art is life

Curated by Alber Elbaz
Cross-College

New Frontiers

Curated by Edward Enninful
Cross-College

Quite Queerly

Sexuality and gender
Cross-College

A curation by Caroline Grainge

Curated by Caroline Grainge
Cross-College

Who is the Artist Behind?

Curated by Peter Schreyer
Cross-College

Mis/Communication

What goes wrong, and sometimes can be set right
School of Design
Textiles (MA)

Textiles Presents: The Responders

A Textiles 2020 Theme
Cross-College

Again and Again

Recycling, reuse and repetition
Cross-College

Macrocosm

Curated by Emma Shipley
Cross-College

Alternative narratives

Curated by Irini Papadimitriou
Cross-College

Unreal RCA

Unreal Engine
School of Design
Innovation Design Engineering (MA/MSc)

Libertas, Auxilium, Utilitas

Curated by Martha Thorne
School of Design

Call the Doctor

Innovations in healthcare
Cross-College

Healthcare and Wellness

Curated by Bill Evans
Cross-College

Human++

Curated by Yves Béhar
School of Design
Design Products (MA)

Design Products X OPPO

Humanising Technology
Cross-College

Raining Cats and Dogs

Pets, pests and beasts
Cross-College

RCA Drawing Presents

Draw with us
School of Design
School of Architecture

Scholarship Student Showcase: Schools of Design and Architecture

Works by scholarship holders in the Schools of Design and Architecture.
Cross-College

RCA2020: One Designer’s View (Part One)

Curated by Ian Griffiths
Cross-College

Addressing Ageing Collection

Curated by Colum Lowe
Cross-College

Journeys, Experiences and Identities

Curated by Christopher Bailey CBE
Cross-College

Tasty

Dinner's Ready
School of Design
Innovation Design Engineering (MA/MSc)

RCA IDE

Curated by Assa Ashuach
Cross-College

Big Brother

Surveillance and cyber-security
Cross-College

London

Our home
Cross-College

Fashion F*ckery?

Curated by Gareth Pugh and Carson McColl
Cross-College

Being in Nature: When Me Becomes We

Curated by Dr Christine Checinska
Cross-College

Physical Bodies and Virtual Spaces

Curated by Alma Daskalaki
Cross-College

Light Heavy Things

Curated by Peter Russell-Clarke
Cross-College

Designing for Difficulty

Curated by Tim Brown
School of Design
Global Innovation Design (MA)

Collective Action

Curated by Maxim Dedushkov
Cross-College

Back to Basics

Traditional techniques and forgotten methods
Cross-College

Optimistic, Singular and New

Curated by Jony Ive
Cross-College

RCA2020: One Designer’s View (Part Two)

Curated by Ian Griffiths
Cross-College

Life in the future

Curated by Ryan Jongwoo Choi
Cross-College

Materiality and Connection

Curated by Joe Hill
Cross-College

A curation by Fabien Baron

Curated by Fabien Baron
School of Design
Textiles (MA)

Textiles Presents: The Preservers

A Textiles 2020 Theme
Cross-College

The Touch of a Human Hand and Heart

Curated by Denise Ream
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