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Chih Chiu

MA work

MA work

No Fixed Abode

A no-fixed address system for the nomadic future.

While different factors, including the housing crisis and advances in technology, has led to a dramatic rise of nomads in recent years - both by choice and by force - modern society is unable to cater to the increasing needs of this growing group of people.
NFA [No Fixed Address] proposes a new system with a static postcode tied to a dynamic, impermanent address. This allows the users to participate in a functional society that respects alternative ways of living.
NFA seeks to normalise and formalise this nomadic way of living through the proliferation of the No Fixed Address system. By becoming part of the norm, modern nomads will be able to become more intermeshed into our static, rigid society.



  • MA Degree


    School of Design


    MA Innovation Design Engineering, 2017

  • Chih is a product designer from Taiwan, currently finishing his MA/MSc in Innovation Design Engineering at Royal College of Art and Imperial College London.

    In Chih's artistic practice, he uses absurdity, poetry and a range of intriguing materials to create physical objects which are exploring... exploring his laziness.

  • Exhibitions

  • Space to Breathe, Somerset House, London, 2017; Human Instrumentality Scheme, The Hockney Gallery, London, 2016; BREATHE Exhibition for WHO Event, Library of the World Health Organisation, Geneva, 2016; Utopian Bodies: Fashion Looks Forward, Liljevalchs, Stockholm, 2015-2016
  • Awards

  • DID Award, 2014; Taihu Award, 2013; Reddot Design Award, 2012; Lite-On Award, 2012