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Listen in on conversations with RCA staff, students and alumni to find out about our programmes, research and initiatives happening at the College. Find out how the work of architects, artists, communicators, designers and researchers affect the world at large.

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Episode 1: Between art and humanity

Hear from Martin Newth, Assistant Dean of the School of Arts and Humanities on highlighting our humanity and the new MFA Arts & Humanities. Read the show notes.

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Episode 2: Creative education through uncertainty

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.

You can also play this episode on Spotify, Apple Podcast, and YouTube Podcasts.

Episode 3: The boundaries of communication

Hear from Barbara Brownie, Assistant Dean of the School of Communication, a distinguished design theorist - from space wear to 3D animations, and the new MFA Communication. Read the show notes.

You can also play this episode on Spotify, Apple Podcast and YouTube Podcasts.

Episode 4: Doing, undoing and imagining futures

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.

You can also play this episode on Spotify, Apple Podcast and YouTube Podcasts.

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.

You can also play this episode on Spotify, Apple Podcast and YouTube Podcasts.

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.

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Episode 7: Behold our power - celebrating the RCA’s Black community

Benji was joined by Emily Moore (Painting MA, 2020) – co-chair of RCA BLK, the association of Black Students, Alumni & Friends – and Ekua McMorris (Photography MA, 2009), former RCA Student Union President and current tutor on the Graduate Diploma Art and Design at the College. Together, they discuss initiatives to support the RCA’s Black community.

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Reviewing work in the School of Architecture Studios (photo: Richard Haughton)