Dunne & Raby 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…’
Their purpose is not to offer predictionsbut 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.
David Benqué, Michael Burton, Nelly Ben Hayoun, James Chambers, Revital Cohen, Andrew Friend, Alexandra Diasy Ginsberg, Bernd Hopfengärtner, James King, Catherine Kramer, Zoe Papadopoulou, Nina Pope, Sascha Pohflepp, Thomas Thwaites.
Thanks to Ken Arnold, James Peto, Poppy Bowers, Theo Cook
Graphic Design: Kellenberger-White