Archive 2016-17

Rachel Armstrong

  • Venue: Fine Art Lecture Theatre
  • Start: Tue, 01 Nov 2016 17:30:00 GMT
  • End: Tue, 01 Nov 2016 19:00:00 GMT

Rachel Armstrong is professor of Experimental Architecture at Newcastle University, a Senior TED Fellow and a Rising Waters II Fellow of the Robert Rauschenberg Residency programme (April/May 2016), she is TWOTY futurist 2015 and a Fellow of the British Interplanetary Society. She researches the inner life of “things” seen and unseen, experimenting with the very building blocks of lively bodies, to discover how we may design and build our world differently.

Rachel has been frequently recognised as being a pioneer. She has recently been added to the 2014 Citizens of the Next Century List, by Future-ish, listed on the Wired 2013 Smart List, is one of the 2013 ICON 50 and described as one of the ten people in the UK that may shape the UK’s recovery by Director Magazine in 2012. In the same year she was nominated as one of the most inspiring top nine women by Chick Chip magazine and featured by BBC Focus Magazine’s in 2011 in ‘ideas that could change the world’.


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