Design Trust / RCA Fellowship in Design Curation

Carrie Chan

The two Design Trust/RCA Fellows in Design Curation for 2018 are Carrie Chan and Sunnie Chan.

At the RCA Carrie will be exploring how China’s Internet culture is changing self-representation and expression through fashion artefacts – both objects and images – and developing a curatorial framework for discussing fashion’s social and cultural significance through a virtual or immaterial experience. 

During her time on the Fellowship, Sunnie will investigate how visual culture, visual communication and graphic design might facilitate opening design for everyone, in particular how curatorial practice might contribute to this, asking: what is an exhibition that is meaningful for the city?

About Carrie Chan

Carrie Chan holds degrees in MA Fashion Design and Enterprise, and Journalism and Communications from the University of Westminster, London, and the Chinese University of Hong Kong respectively. She was the Senior Curator of Design Society and curated the opening show “Minding the Digital” and oversees the curation of future exhibitions as well as public art programs. Carrie was also the editorial co-director of Minding the Digital, published by Tongji University in Shanghai, and was recently selected by the Institut Francais as one of 10 Chinese curators to engage with cultural exchange with French museums.

About the Partnering Institution:

The RCA is widely recognised as an international leader in the fields of curating and history of design. Established for over 25 years, the College’s Curating Contemporary Art programme offers collaborative project-based experiences and learning that integrate theory and practice. The V&A/RCA History of Design programme teaches and researches cultural, social, economic, political and technological history through artefacts and our interactions with them. Projects and expertise range across global geographies, from the fifteenth century to the contemporary, and draw on cognate areas such as geography, performance studies and design practice. The Fellow will have access to RCA’s world-leading teaching, staff expertise and networks throughout the 12-month programme. For more information please visit: https://www.rca.ac.uk/ .