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Introductory Lecture: The Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design

15 March 2021 | 3.30pm – 5pm


The Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design warmly invites RCA students to our Introductory lecture on Monday, 15th March 3.30pm to 5.00pm GMT. Speakers include:

Rama Gheerawo       Director, The Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design 

Dr Ninela Ivanova    HHCD Innovation Fellow: Inclusive Design for Business Impact

Gail Ramster             Senior Research Associate and Helen Hamlyn Awards Lead 

Imran Nazerali          Research Associate (MA Global Innovation Design, 2019)

Sophie Horrocks      Winner, Helen Hamlyn Award for Creativity 2020
                                           (MA/MSc Global Innovation Design, 2020)

We are the longest-running research centre at the Royal College of Art, and a global leader in Inclusive Design, Design Thinking and Creative Leadership, undertaking practice-based design research and projects with industry. Our approach is inclusive and interdisciplinary and places people at the heart of the work, whether we are designing safer health services, addressing social challenges or creating products and services that are inclusive of age and diversity. Since 1999, through our Research Associate programme, we have employed RCA graduates on over 300 projects with over 100 organisations including businesses, charities and the public sector .

 This lecture is an introduction to The Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design, with talks on Inclusive Design and Creative Leadership, as well as different ways students can engage with us during, and after, their time at the RCA and information about the annual Helen Hamlyn Design Awards for students graduating in the 2020/21 academic year. 

'Working alongside a multidisciplinary team on meaningful projects is why the Helen Hamlyn Centre is such a special environment. As a Global Innovation Design alumnus from the RCA I wanted to be involved in hands on social impact post-graduation and found the centre to be a thriving hub that revolves around people-centred design where I can make a real significant change.' 
Imran Nazerali, HHCD Research Associate.

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