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Art students design new future for people and planet

Graduates from London’s Royal College of Art have created a range of design solutions that can help tackle some of the biggest challenges of the day.

And this summer the public and visitors to London can see the work of RCA MA graduates, from 30 June to 3 July at the RCA’s Battersea and Kensington campuses, and from 13 July to 16 July at the Truman Brewery.

Check out some of the RCA2023 innovation highlights sent to us:

BALEEN, The Filter Feeding Kitchen Sink by Daniel Hale (MA/MSc Innovation Design Engineering) is the first fully integrated self-regulating digester which processes waste at-source, generating biogas and nutrient-rich biomass for local use, straight from the kitchen sink.

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Flat Furniture by Raya Azar (MA Design Products) redefines the concept of space optimization in urban living. Transformative carpets offer a dual-functional solution, seamlessly transitioning from stylish floor coverings to comfortable sitting furniture.

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Seasprout by Rhea Thomas (MA/MSc Global Innovation Design) is a bio-material innovation that utilizes shrimp shell waste from the frozen seafood industry to make bio-degradable bedding trays and pots for the horticulture and agriculture sector, empowering the local community and creating a circular biosystem.

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Ella Adiki Nartey (MA Interior Design) utilises the power of circular design through Waste Not, a zero-waste restaurant with the development of biomaterials using food waste and by-products.

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WEEDS by Tiria Shen (MA Design Products) investigates how we can use natural resources more sustainably by exploring the material possibility of Ryegrass, producing a variety of textures depending on how it is bred.

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Zoë Daley (MA Textiles) aims to disrupt unsustainable fashion production and consumption with a modular approach to knitwear construction.

Zoë explores attachment to clothing, proposing that we become the guardians of our garments as opposed to the owners.

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Reef dB by Eden Harrison (MA/MSc Innovation Design Engineering) is a filter for underwater noise pollution, suppressing damaging frequencies (50 – 1000 Hz) and encouraging local biodiversity to regenerate. Through biophilic design based on acoustic metamaterials, reef dB moves us toward a regenerative relationship with the ocean.

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WeBility designed by Amruta Supate, Juilee Ingle, and Yalena Yang Sun (MA Service Design) is a transformative service that harnesses cheaper community solar electricity to deliver affordable local services. Their innovative local hubs, meticulously designed to cater to local community needs, democratise solar energy, the cheapest source of electricity.

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Bia by Vedika Lall (MA/MSc Global Innovation Design) is an at-home uterine contraction monitoring system which aims to inspire a new approach to prenatal care where mothers make informed decisions and confidently collaborate with healthcare providers for a more positive and safer birth experience.

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The Morning Meta-Muffin by Mariam Ibrahim (MA/MSc Global Innovation Design) is an accelerator to a personalized nutrition future through non-invasive metabolic screening. The kit includes a muffin, breathalyzer, and an accompanying app. It is designed for individuals at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes to gain knowledge of their metabolic processes and make informed food choices. By creating a unique nutritional fingerprint, users can better understand their body’s needs and take the first step toward effective diet management.

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Susan is the co-founder of Innovators Magazine and a consultant for OnePoint5Media. Susan is also a member of the UNFCCC-led Resilience Frontiers Nexus group and the Chair of the APOPO Foundation UK board.

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