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Dr Ronald Jones


  • Dr Ronald Jones is a Senior Tutor in Service Design leading projects on the Envision Platform as well as advising PhD students.  

  • Biography

  • Before coming to the Royal College of Art, Dr. Jones taught on the faculties of Yale University, and Columbia University, serving as Chairperson of the Department, then was appointed Provost at Art Center College of design where he lead the transformation of the College’s curriculum into an interdisciplinary research platform.  He is also an Associate Faculty member at Harvard University and Senior Fellow at the University of Paris.  

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  • Practice

  • Dr. Jones has concentrated his research on cross-disciplinary studies, for example on 'The Reliability of a Hunch in Crisis', 'The Re-design of the Experience of Hospice for Patients', 'Family and Staff' along with many other research projects.  His practice as a visual artist has recently been recognised with two retrospectives in Berlin and Paris with the exhibition at KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, reviewed in Frieze magazine. 

    His next exhibition will be in New York, at Metro Pictures.  Dr. Jones has designed numbers of city parks internationally and is currently at work on his second city park in Chicago.  He is currently working on his second opera, which will be presented in New York City.       

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  • External collaborations

  • Dr. Jones sits on numbers of Advisory Boards including the Neurological Board at Karolina Hospital in Stockholm, was long a member of the Artist’s Space Board in New York, the Academic Board at Columbia University and others.  He often advises the LROC Program at NASA.     

  • Publications, exhibitions and other outcomes

  • Dr. Jones is a regular staff writer for Frieze magazine and Art Forum amongst others.  His publications number in the hundreds.  His work is in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Guggenheim Museum, the Metropolitan Museum, the Whitney Museum of American Art, all in New York City.  His work is also be found in the permanent collections of many other international museums.   

  • Awards and Grants

  • Dr. Jones is a member of a Research Group in Stockholm Sweden and has received multiple research grants for a variety of studies, note least the work on the reliability of hunch in crisis.   


Current and recent research

Dr. Jones has been working on a new opera, has just completed two international retrospectives, will have an exhibition in the next year in New York City, writes criticism and research papers monthly for various international magazines, lectures internationally, and is currently designing a program for next years Academic Forum in Stockholm, amongst other projects.   

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