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Student Showcase Archive
Show RCA 2019

Kumi Oda

Show RCA work

Major project:

Native Alien

The status and identification of non-human species as invaders or weeds are conditioned by cultural and political circumstances – it is not the species, but how beneficial they are to the economy. As the introduction of these species becomes more visible to the utopian view of how humans think nature 'should' be, they begin to be eliminated.

For example, in UK there has been a lot of effort to protect red squirrels from the threat of grey squirrels, because reds are native and greys are alien. IED Moving Image Design student Kumi Oda’s film explores the political issues around what the government terms ‘invasive alien species’ through political analogies.


  • Kumi Oda is a moving image designer with 2D and 3D design skills. Appreciation and care of craft, nature and people is the basis of her work.

  • Previous degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts, Design Academy Eindhoven, Eindhoven, Netherlands, 2016
Royal College of Art