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We're excited to launch the Royal College of Art podcast.
Welcome to the Royal College of Art podcast!
In this first series, host Benji Jeffrey brings you insight into the philosophy behind the programmes at the RCA by talking to staff, students, and the wider RCA community about what we do here and how the work of architects, artists, communicators, designers and researchers affect the world at large.
Hear from Chris Mitchell, Deputy Director of Academic Development, and how this form of education and the new MEd Creative Education can help people respond to the challenges of living with uncertainty. Read the show notes show notes.
Hear from Thandi Loewenson, Senior Tutor in the School of Architecture, on this year's Venice Biennale, education's place in the act of Decolonising, and the new MArch Design Practice. Read the show notes.
Episode 5: Addressing local and global design challenges
Hear from Dave Webster, Assistant Dean of the School of Design, on the role of designers in finding creative solutions based on research data that help solve the world's grand challenges. Read the show notes.
Episode 6: Loo-topia: Designing Inclusive Public Toilets
Hear from Gail Ramster and Professor Jo-Anne Bichard, lead researchers in the Public Toilet Research Unit in The Helen Hamlyn Centre, as they unravel the world of public toilets. From the challenges of finding a decent public toilet to broader implications on business and public life, Gail and Jo-Anne share insights into their research.
Benji Jeffrey is an artist, musician and educator who centres joy, enthusiasm and friendship within a practice that spans video, sound and performance. He has an MA in Moving Image (2017) and a PGCert in Art and Design Education (2019) from the Royal College of Art, and a BA in Fine Art (2011) from Chelsea College of Art and Design.
He currently works in the Communications and Marketing team at the RCA and teaches on the BA Fine Art course at Chelsea College of Art and Design.