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Redistributing health

How might we design systems that provide seamless and cost-effective access to quality health services for underserved communities?

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A new leaf

How might we utilise local woodland resources to stimulate inclusive and sustainable economic activity?

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Bridging the divide 

How might we harness social media to bridge societal divides by supporting social connection, collective action and reducing polarisation? 

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The right to breathe

How might we ensure that everyone living in areas with poor air quality is guaranteed their right to clean air?

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Material world

How might we apply biomimicry to create textiles, processes or systems that enhance nature?

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Home sweet home

How might we harness age-friendly design to 'future-proof' homes so they are sustainable, safe and inclusive places to live and enjoy?

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For the long time

How might we encourage people and community to think and act for the long term?

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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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RSA Student Design Awards

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