Editor’s Note: This listing was updated on November 1, 2022
Predicated on the idea that the interior is “an interface between its occupants and the built environment,” the Master of Interior Design program at Royal College of Art is housed within its School of Architecture. It focuses on “the diversity of human occupation in numerous environments, extending from the room to the city.”
Investigating the underlying question of “re-use,” year one identifies and explores three strategies employed in the re-working of existing buildings: Intervention, Insertion and Installation. Interior Design at RCA is deeply connected with the Media Studies program, allowing students to develop and communicate their ideas through photography, filmmaking, sculpture and even performance; they get to show their work mid-year in Work In-Progress exhibition for all the school to see. In year two, the program adheres even more closely to its eight defined platforms: Detail, Display, Futures, Matter, Nonterior, Process, Reuse and Urbanism.
Sir James Dyson, Ben Kelly (BKD)
Ella Doran, Steve Jensen