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Laura Gottlieb

MA work

A Space For Time

A Space For Time is a research project investigating space, time and objects to prompt and facilitate philosophical inquiry. Experimentation takes the form of different teatimes which make use of the tableware, eatables and ritual procession to introduce and unfold different ideas and discussion. Topics of the teatimes range from: Heidegger's idea of the Nothing giving meaning to our lives to how we can thinking differently and more analytically about problems in our everyday lives. A portable suitcase enables the teatime project to travel and explore different places and audiences.

Ceramics made by Lauren Nauman.


  • MA Degree


    School of Communication


    MA Information Experience Design, 2015

  • With a background in philosophy and design research, Laura came to the RCA to explore different ways to engage and prompt philosophical inquiry in public spaces. Her work focuses strongly on the curation of spaces that prompt dialogue, reflection and a sense of community.
  • Degrees

  • BA (Hons) Philosophy, University of Southampton, 2012; Art and Design Foundation, Beckmans College of Design, 2013
  • Experience

  • Junior researcher, Swedish ICT, Stockholm, 2013–14; Creative director, Digital Heritage Center, Stockholm, 2015
  • Exhibitions

  • Physics Happens in a Dark Place, Shoreditch Town Hall, London, 2014; Nodem Expo, Willanowa Castle, Warsaw, 2014; Work in Progress, Royal College of Art, London, 2014; Brave New World, Bootsbau, Berlin, 2013; Nodem Expo, Museum of Medieval Stockholm, Stockholm, 2013
  • Awards

  • Prize, Royal College of Art Dissertation Distinction Award, 2015; Prize, Helen Hamlyn Award, 2014