Meet Dr Rob Philips in New York
24 July 2019 | 1pm 4.30pm
Smart Design | 601 West 26th Street, 18th Floor, New York, NY 10001
Dr Rob Phillips, Senior Tutor in Design Products at the Royal College of Art will be in New York at the offices of Smart Design on 24 July and available to meet a limited number of potential students for one to one meetings. Please select one of the available time slots to book an appointment.
These one-to-one meetings are for anyone thinking of applying to the RCA and would like to find out more about any of the Programmes we offer in the School of Design. Rob will be able to offer application and portfolio advice and answer any questions you may have about the application process or life at the RCA.
Rob will also be launching his new book – FutureKind: Design for and by the people (published by Thames & Hudson) at Smart Design on the evening of 24 July. If you would like to attend the launch event, please click here.
We have grown accustomed to two beliefs: first, that only experts can be designers, and second, that our everyday activities are harming the planet. Yet, by bringing together digital communication and engaged online communities, products can be designed by anyone for the social and environmental good.
From a playground-powered water pump in South Africa to a DIY cellphone, Futurekind showcases design projects—across every scale, budget, and material—that have made a genuine difference in individual lives and in communities around the world. Each of these groundbreaking projects is presented through fascinating and life-affirming narratives, and reveal how design practice is being transformed by crowd-sourcing and the latest digital technologies that enable people to actualize ideas together.