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Phillip Alnswick-Tobias

MA work

Way Losing

dé•rive (French: [/de.ʁiv/], "drift")

noun pl. -rives • an unplanned journey through a landscape, usually urban, on which the subtle aesthetic contours of the surrounding architecture and geography subconsciously direct the traveller with the ultimate goal of encountering an entirely new and authentic experience.

Way Losing

Loosely based on the Situationist theory of the dérive, Way Losing a way for people in the environment, usually urban, to navigate and learn about their surroundings. Movement from place to place and between space occurs counter to the 'from A to B in the shortest amount of time' narrative.


  • MA Degree


    School of Communication


    MA Visual Communication, 2015

  • Unselfish altruist aiming to use design for the social, cultural, moral and ethical progress of humanity. Former web designer and developer at UN Secretariat in New York City. Currently positioned to explore post-disciplinary methods and practices of design.

    Current projects explore issues relevant to design/art history, diversity, urbanism, and documentation.

  • Degrees

  • AAS Computerized Design & Animated Graphics, Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology, 2005; CE Information Architecture, School of Visual Arts, 2011
  • Experience

  • Web developer and designer, Royal College of Art, London, 2013; Web developer and designer, United Nations Department of Public Information, New York, 2007–13; Editorial designer and web developer, United Nations Department for General Assembly and Conference Management, New York, 2013; Web developer, Hush Studio, Brooklyn, 2009; Research and development internship, Eyebeam Art and Technology Center, New York, 2007; Internship, Intrepid Sea Air and Space Museum, New York, 2006; Internship, Allarus Technology Management, New York, 2004
  • Exhibitions

  • The Living Canon, Royal College of Art, London, 2014; Work in Progress Show, Royal College of Art, London, 2015
  • Awards

  • President's List of Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology Scholarship Award, 2007; National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering Vangard Scholarship Award, 2000; Polytechnic University Promise Fund Scholarship Award, 2000