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All being well

How might we democratise health and wellbeing; creating the conditions and tools for individuals to help themselves, their loved ones and multiple generations?

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Powering people

How might we make community-led renewable energy transitions accessible to everyone, including those most in need?

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Signalling change

How might we tap into the potential of train stations so they become spaces that amplify and influence positive behaviours?

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Planet generation

How might we create joyful place-based opportunities for people across generations to improve planetary health?

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Amplify connections

How might we amplify the potential of entertainment technology to connect people with one another from the comfort and safety of home?

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Building better

How might we apply circular and regenerative principles to
build better homes for a resilient future?

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Nature of work

How might we reimagine the way we work in the future to reflect local context, experiences, and knowledge?

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Tomorrow's menu

How might we promote new relationships to food that are more secure, regenerative and culturally appropriate?

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Brief 9


Moving pictures

Conceive and produce an animation to accompany one of the two selected audio files that will clarify, energise and illuminate the content 

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Global Bursary

Global bursary

A needs-based bursary for international students to cover the cost of the SDA submission fee.

Opens January 2023

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RSA Student Design Awards

Our competition for emerging designers who want to make a difference.