Designing our futures: The 2023 RSA Student Design Awards

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Great Room and Online

  • Design
  • Education and learning

Join us for this special event celebrating the 2022/23 RSA Student Design Awards programme and the power of design to shift systems and shape the future.

The 2023 SDA keynote address will be delivered by UNEP Champion of the Earth and design disruptor, Dr Leyla Acaroglu.

In her SDA keynote address, Dr Acaroglu will look at design ethics, systems change, circularity and designing a positive future that works better for all of us.

As designers, she says, we have immense influence on society — we help to design the future through the things we do and don’t create every day. This offers infinite potential and equally infinite impacts that we must contend with. With such rapid technological and cultural change, how can design create the cultural conditions that facilitate positive change, address some of the biggest issues of our day and level up our role in shifting the status quo?

Following the address, RSA CEO Andy Haldane and RSA Director of Design Joanna Choukeir will present the 2023 awards, sharing an overview of each winning project, and inviting the people behind these inspiring ideas on stage to receive their awards.

The ceremony will be followed by a drinks reception in the RSA Benjamin Franklin Room – all welcome!

The RSA Student Design Awards is a global open innovation competition that's been running since 1924. We challenge students and recent graduates to tackle pressing social, environmental and economic issues and propose creative solutions that can shift the system and shape the future.

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