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Designing the future at CERN

Event schedule details

Saturday 29 June

14.00-14.45

Event location details

Flett Lecture Theatre

Natural History Museum

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Speaker: Savina Torrisi 

Join us for a talk on the recent collaboration between the Royal College of Art and CERN, which saw science and the arts truly come together. First year students of the School of Design visited the home of the Large Hadron Collider and, inspired by what they saw, set about creating innovations and disruptive technologies to tackle problems facing our world. The results included counterfeit drug scanners, nanotechnology water filters and homes built from recycled plastic.

“The connection between RCA and CERN enables this immense source of knowledge to become accessible for our students so they feel that as designers they can play an important role in shaping both the present and the future," says Savina Torrisi, Senior Tutor and 2nd year IDE Programme Leader at the RCA. Savina will explore the intersection of science and design and will be joined by some of the most innovative students from the project to report on their unique trip to the largest laboratory on the planet.

This is part of our ‘Great Expeditions’ talks series. Take a look at the other talks in this series.


This event is free but booking is available to guarantee a place. 
Please arrive ten minutes before the event begins. If you arrive after the event has started, your ticket will be reallocated.
Limited tickets will be available on the day, but we recommend pre-booking to guarantee a place.

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