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Student Showcase Archive
Show RCA 2019

Petra Ritzer

Show RCA work

  • Material Legacy

    Material Legacy, 2019
    Projection mapping, installation, moving image

  • Material Legacy

    Material Legacy, 2019
    Moving image

  • Material Legacy

    Material Legacy, 2019
    Moving image

  • Material Legacy

    Material Legacy

  • Material Legacy

    Material Legacy

  • Material Legacy

    Material Legacy

Major project:

Material Legacy

‘One of the most significant aspects of material intelligence is that it can help us to make better choices about how we live on the planet.’ – Glenn Adamson

Material Legacy draws attention to the actual capacities and potentials behind material lifetimes. As the true cost of our consumption lies in tomorrow, today’s misuse and mismanagement leads to an exhausted and polluted planet in 2030.

Set in 2030, Material Legacy is a speculative project, in which researchers cooperate with a deep learning algorithm to make the full lifecycle of products visible to consumers via augmented animations.A positive impact on our collective decisions is inspired through the immediate experience of long-term material intelligence. The visual information layer added to objects generates a desirable sustainable aesthetic, enabling people to encounter the true legacy of particular materials, promoting new ways of sustainable living.

Info

  • Petra Ritzer is an experience designer working in the encounters of digital and physical space, and is driven by a critical and systematic design approach, which explores the layering of both realms. This juxtaposition provokes novel concepts on material and technology consciousness.

    Her final project provides a new understanding of matter through an interactive installation that identifies objects and utilises an AI database to project the full lifespan of materials onto the objects. This immersive experience provokes new ideas on an optimistic clean future through a reimagined relationship of users, scientists and designers, offering a deeper understanding for the future impacts of our current decisions.


  • Previous degrees

  • BA Communication Design, University of Applied Science Munich, 2016
  • Experiences

  • Senior UX Design, BBC, London, 2023 - Present; UX Design, BBC, London, 2021 - 2023; UX/UI Design, Cherry Thinking, London, 2020-2021; Experience Design and Visual Artist, Petra Ritzer, London, 2019 - Present; Interaction Design, IXDS, Berlin, 2017; Visual Design, Re-public, Copenhagen, 2015
  • Exhibitions

  • Work in Progress Show, Royal College of Art, London, 2019; CAPITAL – MAP/making, Barbican Exhibition Halls, London, 2018; Pattern Recognition, Royal College of Art, London, 2018; Einblick, University of Applied Science Munich, 2016; Tacit Knowledge, University of Applied Science Munich, 2015
  • Awards

  • Distinction - Dissertation, 2018; 1st Prize - L’Oréal Future eyes Competition, 2018; Re-public, position assistant designer, Red Dot Award, 2015
  • Funding

  • Max Weber Programme Scholarship
  • Sponsors

  • Open Cell London
Royal College of Art