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Third Eye, Minwook Paeng

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  • 17 September 2021


  • RCA

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  • 2 minutes
Pokémon Scholars: Minwook Paeng and Phoebe Hayes

The Pokémon Scholarship supports pioneering RCA students who demonstrate the potential for breaking new ground with their creative forces in the visual arts, design and communications. The scholarship provides full-fee scholarships for two second year students.

Phoebe Haye’s practice is interdisciplinary, involving the landscape and site-specific works. Her approach to making and building connections between subjects and people allows her to problem solve and address economic challenges. She interrogates spaces using an experimental approach together with systematic methods, as she collects and categorises her surroundings.

Research for Survival, Phoebe Hayes

Research for Survival, Phoebe Hayes

“I am truly honoured and excited to have been selected as a Pokémon Scholar for 2021. This scholarship allows me to push my practice and realise ambitious projects. Having the support to research and create established projects allows me to think on a larger scale, involving more people and sites. It lets me think globally, with the possibility of taking these projects abroad to build spaces and connections in different countries and climates. Crucially, I can develop my research on this larger scale to document the landscape and communities which otherwise would not have been possible, without this generous support. I am thrilled to build a relationship with The Pokémon Company, whose work thrives on community, exchange and collaboration through innovative techniques. I am eternally inspired by their ambition to think globally and act locally.”

Phoebe Hayes

Minwook Paeng is a transdisciplinary industrial designer based in London and also in Seoul, South Korea. His design/art project contains multidisciplinary thinking for creative energy and ideas. When aiming for innovation and delivering sustainable future driven design, he has a continuous discussion with creators from science and engineering, as well as design, to create a synergy effect. This allows him to broaden his mindset and deeply understand the potential, but also limitations, of creative design, from a practical perspective.

Shelter, Minwook Paeng

Shelter, Minwook Paeng

“It's an honour and an opportunity to be supported by such an innovative and creative organization as The Pokémon Company. I am grateful that I can build a relationship and interact with The Pokémon Company in a purposeful manner. Since I started my master’s program at the RCA, I have been trying to become a designer that challenges the standard. I believe the insight and comprehension of various factors, including product, user, and technology are necessary to challenge this standard. The support of The Pokémon Company will allow me to be more enterprising and active in achieving my goal. As the relationship between me and The Pokémon Company becomes stronger, I hope our interaction will contribute to changing the world.”

Minwook Paeng