Matt is a designer from London whose interests lie at the intersection between spatial and art practices. His work addresses the implications of our ever evolving political and technological climates, considering the role of design as a tool for speculative change. His first year project at RCA developed a data assisted system of local planning, seeking to position how both behaviour and the built environment might be effected through augmented democratic proceedings. Completed in this same year, his master’s dissertation undertook a historical study of the Berlin street and its convulsions following the fall of the Iron Curtain, observing the battles between capital and hedonism to define new national and urban identities.
Prior to the RCA, Matt completed his undergraduate study at Newcastle University and subsequently worked in architectural practices in both London and Berlin. Simultaneously he has developed a personal practice in illustration, applying his strong passion for image making for numerous commissions including children’s books, articles and websites.