Madelaine Jane Dowd

MA work

Puntellare

A new way of communicating disasters is needed that can impact new audiences, based on a better understanding, and critique, of what I call ‘synthetic empathy’. My project addresses the 2009 earthquake in L'Aquila, Italy, to illustrate the tensions in how we frame disasters. 

My background is in architecture, spatial design and experience design, focused on human-centred issues. I am interested in using design methods to inform new solutions to disasters. 

Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Communication

    Programme

    MA Information Experience Design, 2018

  • A new way of communicating disasters is needed that can impact new audiences, based on a better understanding, and critique, of what I call ‘synthetic empathy’. My project addresses the 2009 earthquake in L'Aquila, Italy, to illustrate the tensions in how we frame disasters. 

    My background is in architecture, spatial design and experience design, focused on human-centred issues. I am interested in using design methods to inform new solutions to disasters. 

  • Degrees

  • BA Interior and Spatial Design, UAL Chelsea College of Art, 2016
  • Experience

  • Interior Design Assistant, TTSP Architects, London, 2010-2016; Marketing Assistant, Trident Building Consultancy Ltd, London, 2011; Architectural Assistant, Foster + Partners, London, 2013; Spatial Designer, Future Lab Tohoku, Tokyo/Kamaishi, 2015–2016; CAD Designer, All Things, London, 2015–2016; Co-Founder, Cross Lock System, London, 2017–2018
  • Exhibitions

  • Knebworth Sculpture Exhibition, Knebworth House, Hertfordshire, 2013; Royal Opera House Design Competition, Royal Opera House, London, 2013; Emerging Artists, Orbital London, Millbank Tower, London, 2016; Horaikan Trail, Future Lab Tohoku, Tokyo, 2016; BA Interior and Spatial Design, Chelsea College of Art, London, 2016; Design for Safety at Sea, Lloyds Register Foundation, London, 2017; Into the Dark, Bootstrap Bunker, London, 2017
  • Awards

  • Royal Opera House Set Design Competition, 2013; Lloyds Register Foundation Design Award, 2017; Lloyds Register Foundation Grant Funding, 2017; Lloyds Register Foundation International Conference: Communication, concept, functionality and impact, 2017