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Cross-college symposium

The aim of the symposium brings together a wide range of speakers and an audience from various fields of design, art, science and industry.

2022 Mobility Metamorphosis Symposium

The Mobility Metamorphosis symposium will discuss the possibilities of a just transition in urban mobility, the cultural, technological, societal, ethical and aesthetic drivers of change which should inform the future designs for autonomous, shared, and sustainable mobility. It brings together researchers on architecture, city, mobility, technology and environment to address the need of cross-disciplinary collaboration to develop mobility solutions.

2020 Designing Intelligence into our Cities

The symposium explores what it means to design intelligence into our cities and how this differs from the smartness that has often been used to describe future cities?

2019 Transformation: arts <> cities <> mobility <> products <> services <> technology

The programme was divided into three sessions, each focused on one of the key topics: Transforming Cities and Society, Transforming Creativity and Practice and Transforming Mobility and Technology.

The Journal Club

The Journal Club is an internal event open to RCA staff and students which brings together PhD students and researchers to discuss a paper, book, article, professional report or similar. The presenter will briefly present a paper and then lead a discussion about the paper including its subject, how well (or otherwise) the paper is written, makes an arguments, and other pros and cons.

2022 papers include:

  • May: Professor Stephen Boyd-Davis – Design and an interesting phenomenon: George Mallen and the Royal College of Art
  • April: Melanie Flory (Associate Director of Research, Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design) – Greg J. Norman et al., Social neuroscience: The social brain, oxytocin, and health. SOCIAL NEUROSCIENCE, 2012, 7 (1), 18–29
  • March: Carmen Hannibal School of Communication (PhD Student) - Gottfried Boehm & W. J. T. Mitchell’s text "Pictorial versus Iconic Turn: Two Letters" (2009)
  • February: Yuqian Sun (Computer Science Research Centre PhD student) – Mateas, Michael, and Andrew Stern – "Façade: An experiment in building a fully-realized interactive drama." Game developers conference. Vol. 2. 2003.
  • January: Robin Severs (Intelligent Mobility Design Centre MPhil/PhD student) – Transport accessibility for wheelchair users: A qualitative analysis of inclusion and health

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