Design Trust / RCA Fellowship in Design Curation

Mina Song

Design Trust and the Royal College of Art are delighted to announce Mina Song as the inaugural Design Trust/ RCA Fellow in Design Curation.

As the inaugural Design Trust/ RCA Fellow in Design Curation, Mina will join the RCA for twelve months, where she will focus on acquiring curatorial strategies that bring designers and design methods into public art frameworks in Hong Kong, as part of a toolkit for cultural commissioning in the public realm. The Fellowship addresses the burgeoning field of design curating in a global context, and its place within the interdisciplinary curatorial field, such as the growth of new institutions devoted to design, the presence of design in art museums, biennale and cultural festivals and other new platforms for public engagement with design including new urban development.

At the RCA Mina will have the opportunity to engage in advanced research into curatorial contexts for contemporary design practice and recent design history, as well as to develop new thinking in curatorial practice and theory aligned with the social and cultural contexts for design. With the support of subject specialists at the RCA, she will devise and develop an original research project related to design in Asia and its global contexts.


About Mina Song

Mina Song was educated as a visual designer and holds degrees from Seoul National University, Hong Kong Polytechnic University and the Chinese University of Hong Kong. She practised professionally in the design field before moving into cultural administration for community arts organisations in Hong Kong. Mina worked for the Hong Kong Arts Centre and Community Art Network, where she contributed to the multi-year Art@Government Buildings project, which commissioned artworks for installation in public buildings in Hong Kong.

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/ .