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Above: RSA Student Design Awards 2021 1. Dhyani Parekh/ 2 Marianna Lordou/ 3 Izzy Tippins, Ella Coldray and Jared Appleton/ 4 Kerri Cooper

The Royal Society for Arts, manufactures and commerce (RSA) has announced the winners of its Student Design Awards for emerging creatives.

This year's RSA Student Design Awards featured eight unique briefs that tackle issues such as sustainability, health equality and access to clean air.

Dhyani Parekh Dhyani Parekh



Dhyani Parekh (National Institute of Design, India) won the award for the first brief, which challenged students to answer the question: How might we design systems that provide seamless and cost-effective access to quality health services for underserved communities?

Parekh's project, titled Mitigating Antimicrobial Resistance, is a set of tools and resources that can be used in workshops with farmers to help them better understand how to mitigate risk of disease outbreak to themselves, their workers and their animals.

Harry Peck Harry Peck



Brief 2, which asked students to use local woodland to stimulate the economy, was won by both Harry Peck (Northumbria University, England) and Marianna Lordou (University of Dundee, DJCAD, Scotland). Peck's project, Raw Furniture, uses sustainable timber grown in Cornwall and Lordou's Potium is a biodegradable plant pot made from the waste product of mandatory tree felling.

Izzy Tippins, Ella Coldray and Jared Appleton Izzy Tippins, Ella Coldray and Jared Appleton



Izzy Tippins, Ella Coldray and Jared Appleton (University of the West of England, England) won the prize for Brief 3. The brief, which required solutions to bridge societal divides, was solved by the team's Hacked! project. Hacked! is a board game for 8-11 year old children to teach them about how algorithms shape their everyday lives, and what they can do to combat them.

The winners of Brief 4, a right to breathe, were Emma Brookes (University of Portsmouth, England) and the team of Emily VanderMey, (California College of the Arts, USA), Liz Wang, (School of Visual Arts, USA) and Samantha Tung (Loughborough University, England).

Emma Brookes Emma Brookes



Brooke's project- Kuki - is an app and toy for children that encourages youngsters to reduce their carbon footprint. VanderMey, Wang and Tung's project - Pulsair - is a sensor and app that teaches construction workers how to track their exposure to air pollution, reduce their own pollution and create cleaner work practices.

Katie Allen, Katie Allen



The question asked in Brief 5 was: How might we apply biomimicry to create textiles, processes or systems that enhance nature? The two winners were Kerri Cooper (Imperial College London, England) for the ReDress project and Katie Allen (Bath Spa University, England) for the Soil-to-Soil Knitwear project. ReDress is a plant-based medical textile that uses wood pulp bioplastics to care for complex wounds. The Soil-to-Soil project is a clothing line made using minimal textile production methods and created with wool from a rare breed of sheep.

Athul Dinesh Athul Dinesh



Four Walls by Athul Dinesh (National Institute of Design, India) won Brief 6: How might we harness age-friendly design to 'future-proof' homes so they are sustainable, safe and inclusive places to live and enjoy? Four Walls is a service design concept that helps homeowners in India upgrade their homes and experiment with interior design in an accessible way.

Aniela Fidler Wieruszewska Aniela Fidler Wieruszewska



A total of four winners were selected for the seventh Brief of the competition which challenged students to look into how we can encourage people to think and act in the long term. The winners were: Liana O'Cleirigh and Renata Dima (National College of Art and Design, Ireland), Sarah Heffernan (National College of Art and Design, Ireland), Aniela Fidler Wieruszewska (University of the Arts London, England), and Poppy Howell (Nottingham Trent University, England).

https://vimeo.com/537358481

Brief 8, an animation brief, was won by Mark Churcher (Edinburgh Napier University), and  (Zoe McCarthy (National College of Art & Design, Ireland). McCarthy's stop motion animation was created with 3D models and tackles the issue of climate change. Churcher's How To Be A Good Ancestor animation also explores climate change and looks into how we can leave a better legacy for future generations.

https://vimeo.com/537380128

Read more about the competition and all of this year's winners by going to the RSA Student Design Awards 2021 website.

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Above: RSA Student Design Awards 2021 1. Dhyani Parekh/ 2 Marianna Lordou/ 3 Izzy Tippins, Ella Coldray and Jared Appleton/ 4 Kerri Cooper

The Royal Society for Arts, manufactures and commerce (RSA) has announced the winners of its Student Design Awards for emerging creatives.

This year's RSA Student Design Awards featured eight unique briefs that tackle issues such as sustainability, health equality and access to clean air.

Dhyani Parekh Dhyani Parekh



Dhyani Parekh (National Institute of Design, India) won the award for the first brief, which challenged students to answer the question: How might we design systems that provide seamless and cost-effective access to quality health services for underserved communities?

Parekh's project, titled Mitigating Antimicrobial Resistance, is a set of tools and resources that can be used in workshops with farmers to help them better understand how to mitigate risk of disease outbreak to themselves, their workers and their animals.

Harry Peck Harry Peck



Brief 2, which asked students to use local woodland to stimulate the economy, was won by both Harry Peck (Northumbria University, England) and Marianna Lordou (University of Dundee, DJCAD, Scotland). Peck's project, Raw Furniture, uses sustainable timber grown in Cornwall and Lordou's Potium is a biodegradable plant pot made from the waste product of mandatory tree felling.

Izzy Tippins, Ella Coldray and Jared Appleton Izzy Tippins, Ella Coldray and Jared Appleton



Izzy Tippins, Ella Coldray and Jared Appleton (University of the West of England, England) won the prize for Brief 3. The brief, which required solutions to bridge societal divides, was solved by the team's Hacked! project. Hacked! is a board game for 8-11 year old children to teach them about how algorithms shape their everyday lives, and what they can do to combat them.

The winners of Brief 4, a right to breathe, were Emma Brookes (University of Portsmouth, England) and the team of Emily VanderMey, (California College of the Arts, USA), Liz Wang, (School of Visual Arts, USA) and Samantha Tung (Loughborough University, England).

Emma Brookes Emma Brookes



Brooke's project- Kuki - is an app and toy for children that encourages youngsters to reduce their carbon footprint. VanderMey, Wang and Tung's project - Pulsair - is a sensor and app that teaches construction workers how to track their exposure to air pollution, reduce their own pollution and create cleaner work practices.

Katie Allen, Katie Allen



The question asked in Brief 5 was: How might we apply biomimicry to create textiles, processes or systems that enhance nature? The two winners were Kerri Cooper (Imperial College London, England) for the ReDress project and Katie Allen (Bath Spa University, England) for the Soil-to-Soil Knitwear project. ReDress is a plant-based medical textile that uses wood pulp bioplastics to care for complex wounds. The Soil-to-Soil project is a clothing line made using minimal textile production methods and created with wool from a rare breed of sheep.

Athul Dinesh Athul Dinesh



Four Walls by Athul Dinesh (National Institute of Design, India) won Brief 6: How might we harness age-friendly design to 'future-proof' homes so they are sustainable, safe and inclusive places to live and enjoy? Four Walls is a service design concept that helps homeowners in India upgrade their homes and experiment with interior design in an accessible way.

Aniela Fidler Wieruszewska Aniela Fidler Wieruszewska



A total of four winners were selected for the seventh Brief of the competition which challenged students to look into how we can encourage people to think and act in the long term. The winners were: Liana O'Cleirigh and Renata Dima (National College of Art and Design, Ireland), Sarah Heffernan (National College of Art and Design, Ireland), Aniela Fidler Wieruszewska (University of the Arts London, England), and Poppy Howell (Nottingham Trent University, England).

https://vimeo.com/537358481

Brief 8, an animation brief, was won by Mark Churcher (Edinburgh Napier University), and  (Zoe McCarthy (National College of Art & Design, Ireland). McCarthy's stop motion animation was created with 3D models and tackles the issue of climate change. Churcher's How To Be A Good Ancestor animation also explores climate change and looks into how we can leave a better legacy for future generations.

https://vimeo.com/537380128

Read more about the competition and all of this year's winners by going to the RSA Student Design Awards 2021 website.

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