Ilona Gaynor

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Education

2009—2011
MA(RCA) Design Interactions
Royal College of Art, UK
*Winner, Sir Ridley Scott Prize

2004—2007
BA(Hons) Moving Image Design
Ravensbourne College of Design
and Communication, UK
*1st Class

2015
Short-Course, Feature Screen Writing,
Industrial Scripts, London, UK


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Lectures, Talks, Conferences

2016
Conference Speaker
Say NO.
Better World by Design Conference
Brown University & RISD
Providence, USA

Lecture
Design as the 21st Century Hustle
Department of Design and Architecture
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Chicago, USA

2015
Lecture
The Future of Money
Department of Industrial Design
Central St Martins
London, UK

Conference Speaker & Workshop
ACT Festival
ACT Center, Asia Culture Center (ACC)
Gwangju, South Korea

Speaker (Symposium)
Aerials,
The Alpine Review Magazine
Toronto, CA

Symposium, Sleep Science
BBC Radio 4 and The Wellcome Trust
London, UK

Symposium alongside:
Lucy Kimbell, Cameron Tonkinwise,
Duncan Fairfax and Thomas Thwaites
"We Have Never Been Speculative Enough"
Central St Martins
London, UK

Lecture
The Object Agency
Victoria and Albert Musum
Nesta Futures Day
London, UK

Artists Talk,
Department of Film and Television
Staffordshire University
Stafford, UK

Artists Talk,
School of Machine Making & Make Believe,
Belgrade, Serbia

Lecture and Symposium,
C.S.I Design, Crime Scenes and Suspect Objects
Alongside Barry Curtis, Prof Roger Luckhurst,
Tim Edensor and Brian Dillon.
Critical and Historical Studies
Royal College of Art
London, UK

Lecture, 'Fables & Folly, Narrative Schematics'
University of Gothenburg (HDK)
Gothenburg, Sweden

Artists Talk,
FACT, Liverpool, UK

2014
Lecture and Debate Panelist,
'Welcome to the Apocalypse'
Graphic Design Department,
Central St Martins
London, UK

Lecture, Masterstudio Design,
Academy of Art an Design FHNW
Basel, CH

Artist Talk, As They Are Observed
Design Museum
London, UK

Lecture, Design Products Department,
Royal College of Art
London, UK

Keynote, Image Culture Series,
Museum of the Image,
Curated by Mieke Gerritzen and
Angelique Spannicks
Breda, NL

Artists Talk, W12 Studios,
London, UK

Lecture, Designing Devience,
Royal College of Art
London, UK


Speaker, Resonate 2014,
Belgrade New Media Festival,
Belgrade, Serbia

Artists Talk,
Visual Communications Department
Royal College of Art,
London, UK

Lecture, Jill Dando Institute of
Security and Crime Science,
University College London (UCL),
London, UK

2013
Speaker, Design Fiction and Extreme Scenarios,
V2 Institute of Unstable Media,
Rotterdam, NL

Lecture, Industrial Design Department,
Rhode Island School of Design,
London, UK

Speaker, In conversation with Norman Klein,
Super Talks series, Tent,
London Design Festival,
Truman Brewery, UK

Speaker, Stackivism Unconference,
London, UK

Lecture, Emerge Talks Series,
Media Department of Research,
Bournemouth University, Dorset, UK

Lecture, 'When Site Lost The Plot',
Fine Art Department,
Goldsmiths University,
London, UK

Lecture and Panelist, "Beyond Design Activism",
History of Design Dept,
Royal College of Art,
London, UK

Lecture, "A Police / Architectural Investigation",
AlterFutures,
Sense Worldwide,
London UK

Lecture, "Design in the Context of FX",
Stan Winston School of Special FX,
Los Angeles, USA


Project Presentation, Tomorrrow's Transactions Forum,
Future of Money and Financial Crime,
London, UK

Artist Talk, Umea Institute of Design,
Umea, Sweden

Artist Talk, Interactive Media,
Bournemouth University,
Dorset, UK

2012

Artists Talk, Design + Media,
Rhode Island School of Design,
Providence, USA

Lecture, "Art in the context of Design Thinking",
IDEO,
New York, USA

Keynote Speaker, Emergence Conference,
The Future of New Governments - and Economic Models,
Oxford University, Oxford, UK

Project Presentation, "Under Black Carpets",
MDP, Art Center College of Design,
Pasadena, USA

Pecha Kucha, "When 3 Worlds Collide",
MDP, Art Center College of Design,
Pasadena, USA

Lecture, "Blood Stained Carpets",
David Lynch Symposium,
Tate Modern,
London, UK

2011
Artists Talk, Department of Risk Science,
University of Michigan,
Anne Arbor, Michigan USA

Lecture, "Designing the Darker Sides",
Studio X, Department of Architecture,
Columbia University,
New York, USA

Artists Talk,
Alter Futures, Sense Worldwide,
London, UK

Do You Like Our Owl?, It's Artificial? Of course it is.',
Siggraph Conference,
Vancouver, Canada

Panel Speaker, 'Crossover scenarios, playing in
the fields of Big Society',
Demos,
London, UK

Lecture, Guest Critic
'Speculative Design, Seduction & Sales',
Hyper Island,
London UK

Hosted Workshop, 'Finance & Fiasco',
Public and Economic Policy,
London School of Economics,
London UK

2010


Artists Talk,
IDEO New York Office,
New York USA

Guest Lecture,
IDEO London Office,
London UK

Artists Talk,
IDEO Shanghai Office,
Shanghai, China

Artist's Talk,
Nottingham Trent University,
Nottingham, UK

2009
Keynote Speaker, 4th Annual Click Conference,
Creative Review,
Soho Theatre, London, UK


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Exhibitions and Screenings

2017
Commission and Curatorial
Biennale Internationale Design Saint-Etienne
Saint-Etienne, France

2015
2 Degrees
The Aram Gallery
London, UK

2014
Disruption, Designers in Residence
curated by Pollyanna Clayton-Stamm
Design Museum,
London, UK

Solo Show
Forensic Ontologies and the Plot,
curated by Gabriella Arrigoni
FACT, Liverpool, UK

Oxford Futures Forum,
curated by Lucy Kimbell,
Said Business School,
University of Oxford, UK

Artefact Festival,
curated by Hicham Khalidi,
STUK,
Leuven, Belgium

2013
Solo Show, 'Paper Moon'
Desgn Fiction and Extreme Scenarios,
V2 Institute of Unstable Media,
curated by Michelle Kasprzak,
Rotterdam, NL

Requiem for a Bank,
curated by Fabian Saavedra-Lara,
HMKV,
Dortmund, Germany

Image, Building, Object: Exploring
Architecture and Design on Film,
Black Cinema House,
Chicago, USA

(Workshop) with Cher Potter
Close Closer,
Lisbon Architecture Triennale,
Curated by Liam Young,
Lisbon, Portugal

MDP Residency Exhibition,
Wind Tunnel Gallery,
Art Center College of Design,
Pasadena, California

Escape Ecologies,
Fine Art Department,
Goldsmiths University,
London, UK

Kakfa Cinema,
Museum of Moving Image,
New York City, USA

Screening,
The Viper Room,
Los Angeles, USA

2012
Artefacts from Earth,
Palais De Tokyo,
Paris, France

Screening,
Goldman Sachs Headquarters,
New York, USA

Screening,
The Global Economic Summit,
New York, USA

Emerging Imagineers,
Siggraph Conference,
Vancouver, Canada

2011
Glitch Fiction,
Paris Design Week,
Cité de la Mode et du Design,
Paris, France

"SHOW",
Upper Gulbenkian Gallery,
Royal College of Art,
London, UK

2010
Biennale Internationale du Design,
Demain c'est Aujourd'hui,
curated by Claire Fayolle,
St Ettiene,
France

Anti Design Festival,
Curated by Neville Brody,
London, UK

2007
Screening at NY Sci-Fi Festival,
Museum of Moving Image,
New York, USA

Super Contemporary
The Design Museum
London, UK

2006
Light,
Friday Night Late Series,
Victoria and Albert Museum,
London, UK.


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Teaching

2016
External Thesis Advisor
Department of Industrial Design
Rhode Island School of Design
Rhode Island, USA

2015
Workshop, Learning from Mr Orange, Mr White
and Nice Guy Eddie

ACT Festival
ACT Center, Asia Culture Center (ACC)
Gwangju, South Korea

Guest Critic,
BA Architecture: Spaces and Objects
Central St Martins
London, UK

2014
Faculty, Digtal + Media,
Rhode Island School of Design (RISD),
Providence, USA

3 day Workshop, Masterstudio Design,
Academy of Art an Design FHNW
Basel, CHVisiting Tutor and Critic
Murder As The Object of Design, 3 Week Project
Visual Communications MA
Royal College of Art
London, UK

Guest Critic and Tutor,
Unit 6 (Unknown Fields),
Architecture Association, London,
UK

Guest Critic,
Unit 23 (Fabricating the Real),
Bartlett School of Architecture,
London, UK

2013
Guest Critic, Unit 14 (Interface Architecture),
Bartlett School of Architecture,
London, UK

Visiting Professor, Digtal + Media,
Rhode Island School of Design,
Providence, USA

Jury / Examiner, MDP Lab track,
Art Center College of Design,
Pasadena, USA

Pratictioner in Residence, Interactive Media Dept,
Bournemouth University,
Dorset UK

Workshop Facilitator, 'Prototyping the Future',
Umeå institute of Design, Umeå, Sweden

Faculty, Digtal + Media,
Rhode Island School of Design (RISD),
Providence, USA

2012
Visiting Professor and Critic, Department of Architecture,
Princeton University,
New Jersy, USA

Workshop Facilitator, "Proof of Life After Death",
Media Department,
Rhode Island School of Design (RISD),
Providence, USA.

2010
Workshop, 'Finance & Fiasco',
Public and Economic Policy,
London School of Economics,
London, UK



Selected Texts

2016
Feature Essay,
Critical Geometries of the Non-Human
Disegno No.11

Feature Text,
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Disegno No.10

2015
Short Story,
Twelve Tomorrows 2016 Edition
edited by Bruce Sterling,
MIT Technology Review

2014
Essay, 'What We Want Is In That Room' with B.Singleton,
High Definition and Zero Tolerance Issue,
edited by Bob Sheil,
Architectural Design Magazine (AD),
Wiley Publications

2012
Essay, The Sub, Sub, Sub Genre,
Silverscreen Journal p44-45,
UCLA Publications

2011
Book, Est in 1703, Everything Ends in Chaos,
Self Published Works (Collated Research Documentation)
A book of curated texts and research taken from several
external resources.

2007
Thesis, 7 Men Died in 72 Seconds and Poor Informatics,
Ravensbourne College of Design and Communication,
RCD&C Library


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Awards and Commissions

Solo Show, Biennale Internationale Design Saint-Etienne, 2017

Wellcome Trust Arts Award, 2015

Residence Commission , Disegno Magazine, Issue No.9

Designers in Residence, Design Museum London

Innovation in Extreme Scenarios,
V2 institute for Unstable Media, Rotterdam

Requiem for a Bank, (HMKV)
Der Hartware MedienKunstVerein, Dortmund

Future of Money Award, Tomorrrow’s Transactions,
the annual Consult Hyperion Forum

Sir Ridley Scott Award, RSA Films, London

Summer Research Resident,
Arts Center College of Design, Los Angeles

D&AD Student Award

PROMAX Award