This year’s 2021 WIP Show gives us an opportunity to take a deep dive into a series of projects that have tackled some of the key challenges of modern life and society.
Let’s not forget that this work has been achieved in a period that has been dominated by global pandemic, by teams of students spread from the Americas through Europe and Asia. It’s an incredible achievement and one that reflects the resilience and commitment of the Class of 2021 to continue and rise to the challenges that have had such a massive impact on their RCA experience.
Service Design is about collaboration and the teams have collaborated through their research and project framing with each other and with our amazing project partner to develop a series of creative and pragmatic solutions to each of the challenges they took on.
Our audiences, perhaps expecting only the visionary aspect of design, are often surprised at the practicality of service design outputs. We are not here to only imagine new services and solutions, but to understand how to deliver them. For many projects, embracing the reality of delivery became even tougher in a lock down, but, as the projects show, everyone has faced up to reality and proposed brave, visionary but imaginable projects that we can see are possible. For some of the projects on show, the solutions are already in development and on their way to delivery and real impact.
In a virtual environment, the challenges in conversation and dialogue are not easy to overcome but this show is your opportunity to have that dialogue. Every project will be available and ready to respond to your interest. Be inspired by our visionary speakers, watch the students share their visions and solutions and use their project zoom links to start that conversation, delve into their thinking process and cheer them on their way as they prepare for graduation in June.
This is your chance to invest in the Generation Regeneration and join them on their journey to shape our post pandemic world.