LDoc Evolution

20-23 September 2018

Hockney Gallery, Royal College of Art, Kensington Gore

Thursday to Sunday 10am-6pm


From smart materials to skateboarding, and surveillance to speculative design, LDoc’s showcase embraces design research and innovation. As part of the London Design Festival, LDoc researchers will be exhibiting their work, running a series of workshops, and sharing their expertise. Join them by visiting the ongoing exhibition or at specific times for panel talks and open forums.


View the brochure here


LDoc is the Centre for Doctoral training in Design Research Study, located in London, a world hub for Design and the creative industries. LDoc offers specialist Design Research Training, pioneering visionary individuals and as a growing cohort is determining future research agendas.


Opening hours and programme of events


Thursday 20th September

Open 10am-6pm

Thursday afternoon Keynote Talk | Dr Kevin Walker | Experience beyond the human 5-6pm | Book here

Thursday evening | Opening Event | 6-9pm | please email marion.lean@network.rca.ac.uk for an invitation


Friday 21st September

Open 10am-6pm

Friday lunch Workshop | Claire van Rhyn, RCA | Exploring the moving body as a tool for social transition 2-5 pm | Book here

Friday afternoon Workshop | Marion Lean, RCA | Exploring affective and sensory dimensions of data 2-5 pm | Book Here


Saturday 22nd September

Open 10am-6pm

Saturday lunch | Pecha Kucha 20 x 20 | LDoc Design Researchers 12-1pm

Saturday afternoon Workshop | Jack Champ, Kingston | Designing Participation: Exploring how design methods can be used to encourage strong participant engagement 2-5pm | Book here


Sunday 23rd September

Open 10am-6pm

Sunday lunch | Curator Conversation : Kelly Spanou discusses‘ Exhibiting Research’ with Marion Lean and Olivia Vane | 12-1pm


Featuring the work of:

Roxanne Alves Leitao

Aslihan Caroupapoullé

Jack Champ

Maja Grakalic

Silke Hofmann

Sarah Johnson

Marion Lean

Matthew Richardson

Shalini Sahoo

Kirsty Smith

Kelly Spanou

Olivia Vane

Claire van Rhyn