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'Context is Everything' | In Conversation: Alison Brooks and Kim Colin

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An informal discussion between Royal Designers Alison Brooks and Kim Colin.

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Alison Brooks and Kim Colin are Royal Designers whose innovations in architecture and furniture design are changing the world. Sit in on a unique online conversation as they meet, exchange notes and discuss their respective practices

This talk will take place on Zoom, an access link will be sent to ticket holders 1 hour before it starts.

RDInsights is a series of one-to-one online conversations that give you the chance to get inside the heads of world-leading designers and innovators. Through six live encounters, RDInsights will reveal the voices, experiences and thoughts of Royal Designers for Industry from architecture, illustration, product, digital and social design, and examine design’s role in the 21st century.

Alison Brooks RDI

Alison Brooks RDI is an architect whose practice, Alison Brooks Architects, is based in London, England. She is credited as being the only architect of the UK to have won all three of the RIBA awards. Some of her designs include Smile (Chelsea School of Art), the Accordia Masterplan (Cambridge), her installation at the Venice Architecture Biennale, and the first high-rise for the Greenwich Peninsula in London.

Kim Colin RDI

Kim Colin was born in California where she earned a BA from UCLA and a MArch from SCI-Arc. She co-founded Industrial Facility with her partner Sam Hecht in 2002, bringing her architectural perspective to the practice of industrial design. They started Future Facility in 2016, to propose conceptual and potentially disruptive projects involving technology for the Internet of Things. Her work reflects both a meticulous attention to detail and a thoughtful consideration of context, creating beauty out of utility. She develops projects for international companies including Herman Miller, MUJI, Emeco, Epson, Muuto, Wästberg and Mattiazzi. Her work has received 6 IF Gold Awards and is in permanent design collections including MoMA, the Centre Pompidou and the Design Museum London. Kim has taught at the AA, the Royal College of Art and ÉCAL. Writing is an important part of her practice, where she articulates a contextual narrative beyond the physical object. Industrial Facility’s first complete monograph was published by Phaidon Press in 2019.

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