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Nicolás Rebolledo Bustamante

PhD Work


  • Nicolás Rebolledo Bustamante
  • PhD


    School of Design


    Service Design, 2012–

  • Nicolás Rebolledo is a PhD Student of Service Design at the Royal College of Art under the supervision of Dr Nick Leon. His PhD research is about innovation and design of public services and how design practice and the deployment of digital technologies on city districts can foster collective innovative processes.

    Nicolás holds a MSc in Technology Entrepreneurship (2012) with distinction from University College London. Born and raised in Chile, Nicolás is an Architect graduated from the Catholic University of Chile (2004). Before coming to London he directed his own company, providing services and developing projects in the fields of Architecture, Design and Research, operating from a perspective of sustainable innovation both into the Internet, new digital media and publishing markets; as in large mining infrastructure projects and collective housing buildings.

    His work has been published in journals of Europe, Asia, South and North America, such as Domus, Casa Brutus, AMC Moniteur, 2G Dossier, Phaidon Atlas of XXI Century Architecture, and recently the Harvard Design Magazine. Also he has participated in exhibitions such the “Chilean National Selection” Venice Biennale (2006, 2010), “EW-NS sequence 03″ Arc en Reve (2005), “Spam city” (2006) and “SCL2110″ (2010) both at Santiago Museum of Contemporary Art.

    Nicolás' research interests are in innovation by design, development processes, smart cities, smart energy, digital democracy, entrepreneurship.