Leading up to ‘Know Your Home’, check out ‘Food Glorious Food’ in White City.
Monday 5th March
Dr Bike workshop & RCA|CC ride from South Kensington to White City
5th March: Dr Bike, Howie St Battersea & Jay Mews, Kensington 11-3pm
SK – WC RCA|CC ride to the Know Your Home exhibition Private View, Kensington, 4:15pm
Re-framing Sustainability as a Tool for Creativity
5th March: White City Cafe, 11am-12.30pm
Calling all Interior Designers!
Would you like a quick and simple way to learn about sustainability? Would you like to help shape how we might approach sustainability in the future?
This workshop will introduce and re-frame sustainability as a tool for creativity. We will discuss key sustainability concepts relating specifically to interior design, then use the concepts to re-design a common interior element (one that appears in almost every interior out there!)
Your participation and feedback will contribute directly to the ongoing development of a novel sustainable design approach for interior designers.
Tea & biscuits will be provided. No prior knowledge of sustainability is required.
Alison P. O’Reilly came to Global Innovation Design (GID) with an ambition to develop and test innovative, sustainable and socially responsible solutions for application within the built environment. Before joining GID, Alison spent 10 years leading commercial interior design projects, from concept to completion, for a wide range of commercial clients in both Canada and the UK. During her position as Associate at Sheppard Robson, Alison led the interiors sustainability team, spearheading the annual Green Week and providing theoretical and practical guidance to staff. Alison is certified in RICS SKA Ratings for Commercial Offices and BREEAM for Refurbishment and Fit-out, both environmental rating systems for the built environment.
Know Your Home | Exhibitions Private View
5th March: White City Cafe, 5-7pm
Click here to see details about the exhibitions taking place in White City.
Film RCA presents: FLOOD
5th March: Red Room, White City, 7pm – 9pm
Timely yet terrifying, The Flood predicts the unthinkable. When a raging storm coincides with high seas it unleashes a colossal tidal surge, which travels mercilessly down England’s East Coast and into the Thames Estuary. Overwhelming the Barrier, torrents of water pour into the city. The lives of millions of Londoners are at stake. Top marine engineers and barrier experts Rob, his ex-wife Sam and his father Leonard Morrison, have only a few hours to save the city from total devastation. A real probability in a real location. It is not a question of if, but when London floods.
Tuesday 6th March
Sustainable Fashion : Visible Mending and altering clothes
6th March: 3D Make Space, White City, 2pm – 5pm
The workshop will include exploratory sashiko stitch mending, experimental embroidery and patchwork workshop on clothes. Participants will explore various ways to use the sashiko and other stitches in mending to create patterns in a way that enhances their clothes. Participants are also encouraged to bring in clothes they would like to change in some way (changing the neckline, shape, length, wanting to block print patterns on, etc…) as the workshop will also include group feedback on possible alterations and re-use.
Film RCA presents – Donna Haraway: Story Telling for Earthly Survival
6th March: Red Room, White City, 7pm – 9pm
Feminist thinker and historian of science Donna Haraway is best known as the author of two revolutionary works: the essay “The Cyborg Manifesto” and the book Primate Visions. Both set out to upend well-established “common sense” categories: breaking down the boundaries among humans, animals, and machines while challenging gender essentialism; and questioning the underlying assumptions of humanity’s fascination with primates through a post-colonial lens.
Donna Haraway: Story Telling For Earthly Survival features Haraway in a playful and engaging exploration of her life, influences, and ideas. Haraway is a passionate and discursive storyteller, and the film is structured around a series of discussions held in the California home she helped build by hand, on subjects including the capitalism and the anthropocene (a term she uses but finds troubling), science fiction writing as philosophical text, kinship relations, the roles of storytelling and Catholicism in her upbringing, humans and dogs, the suppression of women’s writing, the surprisingly fascinating history of orthodontic aesthetics, and the need for new post-colonial and post-patriarchal narratives. It is a remarkably impressive range, from a thinker with a nimble and curious mind.
Tickets available here.
Wednesday 7th March
Tour of Phoenix School Farm & Workshop
7th March: Depart from White City at 2pm
Growing Plants- Growing People – Growing Communities.
Approximate return to RCA at 3.30pm
RCA Staff and Students are welcome to turn up on the day or sign up here.
Thursday 8th March
8th March: GH 230 White City, 2pm – 3:30pm
SUSTAINLab RCA presents
8th March: SustainLab Pecha Kucha X White City Cafe, 2pm – 3pm
8th March: RCA WasteHack, White City Cafe, 3pm – 5pm
Come and wrap up your Thursday with a mixed bag of short but powerful documentaries picked out to provoke discussion on the desperate topics around sustainability, from the backstage of the fast fashion industry and consumer electronics, to critiques on our global political and economic systems, and the infinite potential of every little bit.
Susannah Hall – Home and community: how can we be at home with Nature?
8th March: GH 010 White City, 6.30pm – 8.30pm
Friday 9th March
Know Your Home – Symposium, White City
Click here to get the full schedule for the symposium