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Show RCA 2019

Andrew Earl

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Major project:


PlaceHolders is a handheld or worn device that, at its core, connects people to their cities. From this core, Placeholders then provides people with a platform that enriches their continued relationship with the city they are in.


  • School

    School of Design


    MA Innovation Design Engineering

  • Contact

  • My current work blends spatial analysis and urban design – specifically transport engineering and economics – installation pieces that create unique and interactive experiences, mechanical and mechatronics design, and human-centred, experimental product design approaches.  Framing this is a grounding in rigorous research. 

  • Previous degrees

  • BSc(Eng) (Hons) Civil Engineering, University of Cape Town, South Africa, 2016
  • Experiences

  • Africa New Engergies, London, 2018; University of Cape Town Center for Transport Studies, 2017; Caemba Casitas Emergentes de Bambu, 2016
  • Exhibitions

  • The Willow Room, Arthill Gallery, London, 2019
  • Publications

  • Earl, A. Teffo, J. Zuidgeest, M. Understanding Public Transport Needs in Cape Town’s Informal Settlements: A Best-Worst Scaling Approach, In press, 2019; GoGlobal: East meets West to rethink ageing societies, Neighbourhoods of The Future, White Paper, 2019
Royal College of Art