Designing for and from the Future: The 100th RSA Student Design Awards - RSA

Designing for and from the future: the 100th RSA Student Design Awards

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RSA House and Online

  • Community and place-based action
  • Design
  • Education and learning
  • Social innovation

Join us for this once in a century event celebrating the 23-24 RSA Student Design Awards (SDAs) and the power of design to shift systems and shape the future.

This year marks a significant milestone, as the RSA celebrates 100 years since the inception of the Student Design Awards in 1924 and recognises the innovators from the final round of this iconic programme. On the night, we will also share more about how we have reimagined our awards for the next 100 years, to create greater collaboration around real-world missions, with a focus on learning, connection and funding opportunities for pupils, students, and entrepreneurs.

Our 2024 keynote address will be delivered by Andrew Grant RDI. Andrew brings extraordinary experience and perspective as an internationally acclaimed and award-winning landscape architect whose work explores the connection between people and nature. He uses creative ecological design thinking to find solutions to the major challenges of climate change, biodiversity loss and improving human quality of life, health and wellbeing. Each of his projects responds to the place, its inherent ecology and its people, and engages the wider community in the reimagining of our relationships with each other and with nature.

Following the address, RSA Director of Design & Innovation, Joanna Choukeir, and our valued partners and supporters will share an overview of each winning project and invite 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 challenges and propose creative solutions that can shift the system and shape the future.

*Please note this event will be held at RSA House as well as streamed online - please ensure to register for the correct ticket type to avoid disappointment*

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