Welcome to the Royal College of Art podcast!
In this first series, host Benji Jeffrey brings you insight into the philosophy behind the programmes at the RCA by talking to staff, students, and the wider RCA community about what we do here and how the work of architects, artists, communicators, designers and researchers affect the world at large.
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 here.
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 here.
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 here.
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 here.
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 here.
Meet your host, Benji Jeffrey
Benji Jeffrey is an artist, musician and educator who centres joy, enthusiasm and friendship within a practice that spans video, sound and performance. He has an MA in Moving Image (2017) and a PGCert in Art and Design Education (2019) from the Royal College of Art, and a BA in Fine Art (2011) from Chelsea College of Art and Design.
He currently works in the Communications and Marketing team at the RCA and teaches on the BA Fine Art course at Chelsea College of Art and Design.
Meet the team
Host and Producer - Benji Jeffrey
Editor - Nicholas Faris
Sound Engineer - Joe Hirst
Executive Producers - Stephanie Limuaco, Etan Kinsella McLennan
and the wider RCA Communications & Marketing team