RCA SHOW 2012

Audrey Gaulard

Innovation Design Engineering


Choreography of Thought


The barrier between deaf and hearing communities remains present nowadays, and sign language is the main medium allowing these two worlds to communicate. But learning sign language is a difficult task for any beginner and the actual learning tools are not adjusted to its richness and physicality, which make learning less engaging and accessible.

Sign language deserves learning tools adapted to its virtuosity.

The aim of this project is to design a creative set of tools for beginners to make learning sign language more engaging, by using all of its power, potential and aesthetic.



+44 (0)7593 247 316

audrey.gaulard@network.rca.ac.uk

www.audreygaulard.com


CV

Degrees

Fashion designer Level II, Fashion Design, Atelier Chardon Savard, Paris, 2009; Foundation, Fine Art, Atelier de Sevres, Paris, 2006; Foundation, Applied Art, Institut St Genevieve, Paris, 2005

Experience

Toy design, Laughing Onion, London, 2011; Research and development for the humanoid robot Nao, Aldebaran Robotics, Paris, 2010; Assistant curator, Museum of Art Decoratifs, Paris, 2009-10; Intern, Jean Paul Gaultier Haute Couture, Paris, 2008-9

Exhibitions

Paradise, Salone Internazionale del Mobile, Milan, Italy, 2012; IDE: Past Present Future, Imperial College London, London, 2012; Fashion Show, Who's Next?, Paris, 2007

Awards

Shortlisted, Design, Deutsche Bank Award, 2012; Shortlisted, Design, Selected Works, InnovationRCA, 2012; Winner, Best Exterior Innovation, Ford Younger Buyers - Team project, 2011