IMPACT! exhibition is an experiment. It has fused leading UK research groups with British design talent to explore the impacts, implications and possibilities created by pioneering science.
Each of the sixteen design projects has been created by designers from the Royal College of Art (RCA), and are based on a research project or research centre supported by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).
The research included in the exhibition spans the broad spectrum of engineering and physical sciences. It ranges from renewable energy devices and security technologies to the emerging fields of synthetic biology and quantum computing.
Sixteen leading designers and design teams have worked with the
researchers to understand and explore this science.
The mixed-media design projects they have created bring a new perspective to the research. They do not seek to predict the future, or show design applications of science, but offer a creative interpretation of the potential impacts of these new scientific ideas.
Through this work, we are invited to stop, to think differently about science and engineering: the part it plays in our lives, and our aspirations for the part it will play in the future.
David Reid, EPSRC
Exhibition Graphics and Booklet: Kellenberger-White
Exhibition Design: Aseembly Studio