Eve Sussman

Jessica Charlesworth

Jessica Charlesworth is a speculative designer with experience working for both public and private sector organizations to explore the future implications of their field. She explores ways of using design to unravel and provoke rich interactions between people, technology, products and services. Since graduating from the Design Interactions at the Royal College of Art, she has run her own practice conducting speculative design projects, often collaborating with scientists, futurists, designers and academics including think tanks Foresight (UK) and the Institute for the Future (US). With this interdisciplinary approach she explores alternative futures that new technologies and science may hold. Jessica has exhibited at the MAKVienna, the Chicago Cultural Center, the Ace Museum in Los Angeles and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago.


Education


  • Royal College of Art MA Design Interactions
    10/2005 – 07/2007, London, UK.
    Dissertation: “The Future of Knowing Our Future Self”
  • Manchester Metropolitan University
    MA Industrial Design
    09/2002 – 09/2003, Manchester
    Dissertation: “Design &  Social Interaction”
  • Manchester Metropolitan University
    Three Dimensional Design, First Class
    09/1999 – 06/2002, Manchester
    Dissertation: “Eliciting Response”
  • Winchester Art School
    Art Foundation Course, Distinction
    09/2001 – 06/2004 , Winchester, UK.

Lectures & Conferences


  • *Visiting Speaker, Media Design Program, Art Center, Pasadena, 9 December 2011
  • *Visiting Speaker, Realms of Speculation, University of Michigan, 28 October  2011
  • *Presenter, Pecha Kucha Chicago, 6 September 2011
  • *Visiting Speaker, ‘Experimental Design Research’, MFA Designed Objects, SAIC, Chicago, 2010
  • *Conference Speaker, ‘Personal Futures’, Future of Persuasion Conference, IFTF, 2010
  • *Speaker, ‘Crowdsourcing the Future’,  AlterFutures , London, 24 July 2009
  • *Speaker, ‘Future of Self Knowledge’, Adaptive Path, San Francisco, 2009
  • *Speaker, ‘Future of Self Knowledge’,  Institute For The Future, Sept 2009
  • *Visiting Lecturer, ‘Post RCA’, Design Interactions, Royal College of Art, 2009
  • *Visiting Speaker, ‘Tackling Obesities’, Futurelab: Innovation in Education, 2008
  • *Visiting Lecturer, ‘Superfictions’, BA Fine Art, Lancaster University, 2008
  • *Visiting Speaker, New Sciences of Protection Research Programme, Lancaster University, 2008

Workshops & Tutoring


  • *Guest Critic, Media Design Program, Art Center, Pasadena, 9 December 2011
  • *Guest Critic, BFA Designed Objects, SAIC, Chicago, November 2011
  • *Guest Critic, BFA Designed Objects, SAIC, Chicago, May 2011
  • *Visiting Tutor/Coordinator, The Cloud & The Protagonist, BA Product Design, Glasgow School of Art, 2010
  • *Coordinator, Local Intelligence Budaors project, Moholy Nagy School of Art and Design, Budapest, 2010
  • *Visiting Tutor, Tribal Futures/Vodafone Project, MA Design Interactions, Royal College of Art, 2009
  • *Visiting Tutor, BA Fine Art, Lancaster University, 2008
  • *Participant, Active Welfare Service Design Workshop, Torino, World Design Capital, 2008

Exhibitions


  • 2011
    Adhocism: We Are Here
    July 19th  - 24th 2011
    Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
  • 2010
    Future of Persuasion Conference
    May 2010
    Institute for The Future
    Quadrus Center, Menlo Park, CA Citizen Evolution: Project Vienna

    June 28th – September 12th, 2010
    MAKVienna, Austria
  • 2008
    The Delphi Party: EPIC Artifacts Exhibition
    April 2008
    Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 2007
    The FATE Institute: Great Exhibition RCA Graduate Show
    June 2007
    Royal College of Art + Hyde Park, London
  • 2006
    Design Interactions Work-in-Progress show
    January 2006
    Royal College of Art, London
  • 2005
    Wearables as Relationship Tools: Wearable Futures Conference
    September 2005
    University of Wales
  • 2002
    New Designers
    Islington Business Design Centre, London

Collaborations & Residencies


  • 2011
    Adhocism: We Are Here
    July 19th  - 24th 2011
    Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
  • 2010
    Future of Persuasion Conference
    May 2010
    Institute for The Future
    Quadrus Center, Menlo Park, CA Citizen Evolution: Project Vienna

    June 28th – September 12th, 2010
    MAKVienna, Austria
  • 2008
    The Delphi Party: EPIC Artifacts Exhibition
    April 2008
    Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 2007
    The FATE Institute: Great Exhibition RCA Graduate Show
    June 2007
    Royal College of Art + Hyde Park, London
  • 2006
    Design Interactions Work-in-Progress show
    January 2006
    Royal College of Art, London
  • 2005
    Wearables as Relationship Tools: Wearable Futures Conference
    September 2005
    University of Wales
  • 2002
    New Designers
    Islington Business Design Centre, London

Writing


  • 2011
    Adhocism: We Are Here
    July 19th  - 24th 2011
    Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
  • 2010
    Future of Persuasion Conference
    May 2010
    Institute for The Future
    Quadrus Center, Menlo Park, CA Citizen Evolution: Project Vienna

    June 28th – September 12th, 2010
    MAKVienna, Austria
  • 2008
    The Delphi Party: EPIC Artifacts Exhibition
    April 2008
    Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 2007
    The FATE Institute: Great Exhibition RCA Graduate Show
    June 2007
    Royal College of Art + Hyde Park, London
  • 2006
    Design Interactions Work-in-Progress show
    January 2006
    Royal College of Art, London
  • 2005
    Wearables as Relationship Tools: Wearable Futures Conference
    September 2005
    University of Wales
  • 2002
    New Designers
    Islington Business Design Centre, London

Publications


  • *Project Vienna: How to React to a City, Exhibition Catalogue, German/English MAK Vienna / freytag & berndt, Wien, 2010
  • *Co-ordinated the publication of the Design Interactions yearbook, Royal College of Art, 2007
  • *Published article in AI & Society Springer Journal entitled Wearables as “relationship tools”, 2005
  • *Researcher/Writer, Co-Creation White Paper, Sense Worldwide, 2001
  • Winner of ‘Project Vienna – A Design Strategy’
    MAKVienna & departure Design Competition, 2010
  • Nominated Science & Technology Civil Service Awards,
    Tackling Obesities
    UK Civil Service, 2007
  • Shortlisted ‘Design For Our Futureselves’ RCA Helen Hamlyn Award, 2007