Anne Zhou

  • Credit: Anne Zhou
  • Credit: Anne Zhou
  • Anne's research trip , A mahogany sofa in a public space in Shenzhen. The materiality and almost a stage set up with the plants make it seems like a private living room in a public space.

Design Trust and the Royal College of Art are delighted to announce the 2019 Design Trust / RCA Fellow Anne Zhou. Anne Zhou is starting a year-long fellowship in design curation in Royal College of Art (RCA) in London, UK. Her MA projects explore how everyday products connect our mental and physical worlds. Kinesthetic Time, one of her previous projects, is now on view at the exhibition Provoke, Unlearn, Change: Designing Perspectives, co-organized by Zhou at Venice Design.

Design Trust and the Royal College of Art are delighted to announce the 2019 Design Trust / RCA Fellow Anne Zhou. Anne Zhou is starting a year-long fellowship in design curation in Royal College of Art (RCA) in London, UK. Her MA projects explore how everyday products connect our mental and physical worlds. Kinesthetic Time, one of her previous projects, is now on view at the exhibition Provoke, Unlearn, Change: Designing Perspectives, co-organized by Zhou at Venice Design.

The Design Trust / RCA Fellowship in Design Curation was established in 2017 with support from Design Trust, an initiative of the Hong Kong Ambassadors of Design. Open to applicants based in Hong Kong or the Greater Bay Area, the Fellowship addresses the burgeoning field of design curating in a global context and locates it within the interdisciplinary curatorial field. It enables scholars to carry out research at the RCA, supported by a tailored programme of academic training designed to broaden their knowledge and skills in curatorial practice, theory and understanding of design.

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2019
Fellow: Anne Zhou

Anne Zhou received a BA degree in Art & Architecture from Tufts University in Massachusettes, USA and has recently completed her MA in Design Products, part of Exploring Emergent Futures platform. She worked in New York for three years in architecture, exhibit design, and fabrication. Zhou’s past experiences include experience design for Novartis HQ in Switzerland, interaction design for JPMorgan Chase HQ in New York, and fabrication for large scale installation for SoulCycle. She also founded Stuf, a handbag and leather goods brand in 2015.

Organisation: Royal College of Art

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/ .