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This column is a record of our research journey, our intellectual highs and lows and geographical comings and goings. Researching the 1862 International Exhibition takes us to various places of design historical, geographical and personal interest. This is a space for us to reflect upon these travels and share our own personal, sensory experiences of 1862 in words and pictures.

Memories of the Future: Context

The fourth research post by RCA History of Design students involved in the Memories of the Future exhibition (more information here). By Katie Vann In preparation for the collaborative exhibition undertaken by the RCA in December, the History of Design … Continue reading

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The Tempest Prognosticator

The third research post from RCA History of Design students involved in the Memories of the Future exhibition (more information here).   A machine that predicts the weather using slimy invertebrates might seem an unusual invention to come out of … Continue reading

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1862 Exposition –the International Galleries explored through the notion of the Sensory

The second research post by RCA History of Design students involved in the Memories of the Future exhibition (more information here). Abstract: An exploration of the sensory engagement and experience of visitors to the 1862 exhibition, with a focus on the … Continue reading

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Reception and Reaction: (Un)official Japan at the 1862 Exhibition

The first research post by RCA History of Design students involved in the Memories of the Future exhibition (more information here). Abstract When Japan sent its first official embassy to the west in 1862, they came face to face with … Continue reading

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Expo Futures Research – Introduction

In December 2015 History of Design (HoD) and Information Experience Design (IED) MA students from the Royal College of Art (RCA) collaboratively hosted a one-day exhibition at the Machines Room, London. ‘Memories of the Future’ reflected on the historical culture … Continue reading

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Expo Futures – Memories of the Future – Student Reflections

Over the last 5 weeks the editors of visit1862 have been working with Informational Experience Design (IED) and History of Design (HoD) MA students from the Royal College of Art as they have been developing an exhibition about the future … Continue reading

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Expo Futures: Week 3

Today was the third week of this collaborative project between students from the Information Experience Design (IED) and History of Design (HoD) MA courses at the Royal College of Arts and visit1862. Bringing designers and historians together to discuss how … Continue reading

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Expo Futures: Week 2

Yesterday marked the second week of the collaborative Expo Futures project. Drawing together students from the RCA’s Information Experience Design (IED) and History of Design (HoD) courses and the editors of Visit1862 this project is an exploration of potential directions … Continue reading

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Expo Futures

The editors of visit1862 are very excited to be collaborating with the History of Design and Information Experience Design MA courses at the Royal College of Art on a five-week project entitled Expo Futures. The project is bringing designers and … Continue reading

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Visit1862 Field Trip for the International Conference of Historical Geographers 2015

On Wednesday 8th July the editors of visit1862.com had the privilege of running a field trip as part of the International Conference of Historical Geographers. Comprised of seven historical geographers with a wide range interests including the development of museums, … Continue reading

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