Co-creating with Nature: SustainLab RCA Annual Show

13 May 2024 – 17 May 2024

Regular hours

Mon, 13 May
10:00 – 18:00
Tue, 14 May
10:00 – 18:00
Wed, 15 May
10:00 – 18:00
Thu, 16 May
10:00 – 18:00
Fri, 17 May
10:00 – 18:00

Free admission

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  • Bus 9,10,52
  • South Kensington/High Street Kensington
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SustainLab RCA presents a ‘Co-creating With Nature’ exhibition, revealing RCA students’ works that embed sustainability through materials and processes taking place on 13-17 May at the Royal College of Art.


This year's unique format features a design and fine art exhibition running simultaneously. The fine art show will take place at the Upper Gulbenkian Gallery, while the design show will be hosted at the Hockney Gallery, both at the RCA Kensington Campus. 

In What Is an Author (1969), Michel Foucault redefines the notion of author, subject, and subjectivation by integrating with heterogeneous elements, such as human and more-than-human. As Foucault challenged the pre-existing notion of the author in his book, the exhibition questions the binary notion that perceives humans as subjects and more-than-human beings as objects in art-making.

Co-creating with nature explores environmentally conscious works of artists and designers who commit to sustainability through thinking about alternative systems and processes in their practice. Inviting nature as a co-creator, collaborator, and protagonist of narrative-making, the exhibition suggests the possibilities of creating collective forms of art with nature.

Exhibiting artists:

Agathe de Saint Pierre, Anushka Khemka, Aarti Bhalekar, Camila Barvo, Camila Barvo, Chenqi Guan, Daisy Faruque, Daisy Jingyi Ye, Eleanor Rose, Elina Yumasheva, Jean Huang, Jihun Choi, Medina Duchini Zullo, Mado Watson, Mengyan Guo, Milagros Kuga, Niko Raic, Phill Pezo, Riya Bhagat, Riya Mahajan, Shruti Gaonkar, Simona Racheva, Sofia Barbe, Taro Thanakit Krasienapibal, Thomas Scrimgeour, Tyler Danielle Potter, Vaishakhi Wasnik, Xinyue Zhang, Yahvi Duggal, Yuening Jian.

Curating team: Giada Holland, Hee Jo Kang, Hoi Man Lai, Yenah Kim, Zofia Kierkus. 

Name: Co-creating with nature

Dates: 13-17th May 2024

Location: Royal College of Art, Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London, SW7 2EU

Fine Art Exhibition: Upper Gulbenkian Gallery

Design Exhibition: Hockney Gallery 

Private View: 13th of May, please reserve here

For any enquiries, please contact the Head of SustainLab RCA 2023/24 Elina Yumasheva at elina.yumasheva@network.rca.ac.uk



SustainLab RCA is a collaborative and cross-disciplinary platform for all Royal College of Art students to engage with, in exploring what sustainability is and how it can be embedded as part of their creative practice. It is a forum for ideas to be investigated, challenged, and shared to facilitate experimentation and knowledge-building with creative practices.



Giada Holland

Zofia Kierkus

Yenah Kim

Hoi Man Lai

Hee Jo Kang

Exhibiting artistsToggle

Simona Racheva

Thomas D Scrimgeour

Thomas D Scrimgeour

Taro Thanakit Krasienapibal

Yuening Jian

Yahvi Duggal

Xinyue Zhang

Vaishakhi Wasnik

Tyler Danielle Potter

Sofia Barbe

Agathe de Saint Pierre

Anushka Khemka

Aarti Bhalekar

Camila Barvo

Chenqi Guan

Daisy Faruque

Daisy Jingyi Ye

Eleanor Rose

Elina Yumasheva

Jean Huang

Jihun Choi

Jihun Choi

Medina Duchini Zullo

Mado Watson

Mengyan Guo

Milagros Kuga

Niko Raic

Phill Pezo

Riya Bhagat

Riya Mahajan

Shruti Gaonkar

Taking part


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