Meinong's Jungle (Theory of Objects), 2015
Not Here, Not Now (Video), 2015
UMK: Lives and Landscapes, 2014
Not Here, Not Now, 2014
The School of Constructed Realities, 2014
Speculative Everything: Design, Fiction, and Social Dreaming, 2013
United Micro Kingdoms, 2012/13
What if... Beijing International Design Triennial, 2011
St Etienne Design Biennale, 2010
Between Reality and the Impossible, 2010
Wellcome Windows, 2010
EPSRC IMPACT! Exhibition, 2010
Designs for an Overpopulated Planet: Foragers, 2009
What If..., 2009
After Life Euthanasia Device, 2009
Work in progress, 2009
Do you want to replace the existing normal? 2007/08
Technological Dreams Series: No.1, Robots, 2007
Spymaker, 2006/07
Evidence Dolls, 2005
Designs for Fragile Personalities in Anxious Times, 2004/05
Is This Your Future? 2004
BioLand, 2002/03
Placebo Project, 2001
Park Interactives, 2000
MSET, 2000/01
Project #26765: Flirt, 1998-00
Weeds, Aliens and Other Stories, 1994-98
Hertzian Tales, 1994-97
Wellcome Windows, 2010
Photo: Kellenberger-White
Photo: Kellenberger-White
Photo: Kellenberger-White
Photo: Kellenberger-White
Photo: Kellenberger-White
Photo: Kellenberger-White
Photo: Kellenberger-White
The Other Volcano - Nelly Ben Hayoun (Photo: Nick Ballon)
Gentic Heirloom - Revital Cohen (Photo: Gary Hamill)
Nuclear Dialogues - Zoe Papadopoulou (Photo: Theo Cook)
Astronomical Bodies - Michael Burton (Photo: Theo Cook)
Cat Fancy Club - Nina Pope (Photo: Theo Cook / Marc Henrie)
The Cloud Project - Zoe Papadopoulou and Cat Kramer (Photo: Gary Hamill)
Gesundheit Radio - James Chambers (Photo: Theo Cook)
Future Race - Michael Burton (Photo: Theo Cook)
WHAT IF…

We were commissioned by the Wellcome Trust to design the windows of their HQ on Euston Road for 2010.

Our proposal was to use them as a mini-exhibition space where work by staff, graduates and students from the Design Interactions department at the Royal College of Art would be displayed throughout the year, six projects at a time with 3 new projects being introduced every few months.

Each project is framed as a 'What If..." question presented on a chroma screen green background.

Their purpose is not to offer predictions but to inspire debate about the human consequences of different technological futures, both positive and negative, by asking ‘what if…’

There are no solutions here, or even answers; just questions, ideas and possibilities. They probe our beliefs and values; they challenge our assumptions; and they help us see that the way things are now is just one possibility, and not necessarily the best one.

DESIGNERS:
Michael Burton
James King
Bernhard Hopfengärtner
Dunne & Raby
Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg
Sascha Pohflepp
Zoe Papadopoulou
Cathrine Kramer
Thomas Thwaites
James Chambers
David Benqué
Andrew Friend
Nina Pope
Nelly Ben Hayoun
Revital Cohen

Graphic Design:
Kellenberger-White

Photography:
Theo Cook
Nick Ballon
Gary Hamill
Marc Henrie

Thanks to:
Ken Arnold
James Peto
Poppy Bowers
Jack Trench

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