Projects which address issues of future spaces and possibilities, including responses to political, economic and social shifts and challenges (such as responses to, or reconsideration of, spaces such as housing, the workplace, retail, health and learning environments; equally, the innovative use of space or rethinking a familiar space with an unfamiliar purpose).
Francesca Murialdo (chair), Middlesex University, London
Laoura Englezou, Regent’s University, London
Lois Blackwell, Manchester Metropolitan Universiy
Professor Cat Rossi is a design historian engaged in researching, teaching, and sharing ideas with a range of audiences in and outside of academia. She is active as a writer, curator, educator and public speaker about a broad range of subjects in design, craft, architecture and art past and present, all underpinned by a strong belief in the cultural, social and political potential of creativity. Cat joined UCA as Professor of Architecture in 2022.
Sonny Cant is approaching 20 years with Brinkworth Design, in which time he has worked at all levels from Junior to Director and across a vast array of disciplines including architecture, interiors, furniture, service design, brand experience, digital and experiential design. He has an MA in Narrative environments and has tutored and lectured at the University of the Creative Arts, University of Herts, Inchbald School of Design and Middlesex University.
Kiwi Chan is the IE 2022 Climate Emergency & Sustainability Award winner. She graduated from Camberwell College of Arts (UAL) in July 2022. Her final year project, "(Junk)scape" combined digital fabrication, craft, and social design, to represents creative ways to transform car parks into urban characters and enable them to live. Kiwi has recently joined Conran and Partners as an interior designer.