Royal College of Art SHOW 2015


London – From 25 June to 5 July the Royal College of Art of Battersea and Kensington campuses will be changed into fascinating, amazing exhibition places: actually, a lot of talented postgraduate students from the college disclose their pioneering projects to a public astonished by the buoyant climate of the show.

Already before entering, on a side of the Royal Albert Hall, people are welcomed, taken on board by the hopeful Canopy Stair designed by   Thor ther Kulve and Rob Mcintryre: their creation is a modular system of steps that can be attached without tools to form a spiral staircase around a tree trunk, allowing one to walk up into the canopy above.

It is only the first of the thousands of wonders that you can find in the Royal College of Art Show. Just think to a model of local impollinator designed to increase the distance some species can fly, through the creation of an appropriate habitat for them; or to Thrive, by Erika Laiche, Ammo Liao, Vidhi Metha, Chunhao Weng, a companion for the families of infants in the neonatal intensive care unit, creating a seamless transition from hospital to home.

Not less attention deserves The Reversible Pronting Process by the italian Simonetta D’Ottaviano: this method allows us to choose how long we want to keep the information available and when we want it to disappear; a single stack of paper could be used for the required time and the instantly re-written on. In the hard waste challenge, this work could be conclusive.

rca2Notable, as well, the Ally Form by Ela Neagu: a bendage designed to easily supply the correct amounts of pressure in the right places, versatile enough to be used on arms or thighs as self application; or Simi, by Allison Rowe, a health monitoring platform and personal assistant for women. It tracks hormones, activities and more to generate a lot of custom clinical predictions.

The crowded pavilions are the proof of the relevant scope of the exhibition. Not least, the great concern underlying the Royal College of Art Show seems to be strictly linked to the need of the students to improve prosperity of the community life, also paying attention, for example, to healthcare: the aims of the creators are absolutely considerable and the works they have developed could really become useful tools for the future due to the noble farsightedness they have been conceived with.