Victoria and Albert Museum

Moira Gemmill

Moira Gemmill works at the Royal Trust Collection having moved into this position after serving as the Director of Design and FuturePlan at the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) where she led the planning and implementation of FuturePlan – the V&A’s on-going programme of restoration, refurbishment and redesign of its galleries and public spaces.

Moira Gemmill, The Royal Trust Collection
London

Wayfinding for the Visually Impaired

Visually Impaired Research, RCA

The Sound of North

A Royal College of Art researcher harnesses digital technology to provide wayfinding solutions for the visually impaired.

New technologies such as RFID tags, Quick Response codes, and Wi-fi routers are dramatically altering wayfinding solutions for the sighted, but digital wayfinding tools for the visually impaired have been slower to develop.

David Sweeney, a research associate with London’s Royal College of Art, is changing all that.

Interactive Architecture

Beijing Aquatic Center

Interactive Architecture

In the age of knowledge, architecture is the storyteller.

The year was 1969. In what he called an “Unwarranted Apology” for the discipline, architectural theorist Reyner Banham argued that while technological advances have often dictated innovation, architecture has often been late to adapt. His revelation, so obvious today by 21st century standards, was that mechanical engineering and architectural design cannot be separated.

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