Radical Practice Studio

A collective call to reimagine future ways of practicing in 21st century

2019 –

Royal College of Art, Architecture Department
We live in the midst of a radical transformation in our society, and our built environment is at the heart of this transformation: from distributed manufacturing and design-as-code to automation & IoT. Yet our profession seems unfit to deal with this new reality. We argue we need a ‘boring revolution’– a revolution that understands how our invisible methods of production (regulation, contracts, data sensing, finance and accounting for multiple outcomes…) cannot be separated from the everyday practice of architecture. Instead, they must be rewoven into how we design our physical environment.

Radical Practices Studio is a collective call (for both students and the design community) to reimagine future ways of practicing in 21st century environments, by uncovering future fields of design investigation and action through the new ‘site’ of design - the full stack of factors that make up our design ecosystem.

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We’re a distributed team with presence around the world.

Dark Matter Laboratories B.V.
Pakhuis de Zwijger
Piet Heinkade 181K
1019 HC Amsterdam
The Netherlands

Dark Matter Laboratories UK
Trading via Architecture 00 Ltd.
217 Mare Street
London, E8 3QE
United Kingdom

Laboratoires de Matière sombre / Dark Matter LabsOrganisation à but non-lucratif canadien / Canadian not-for-profit
Numéro de l'organisation / Corporation number: 1196376-7
1740 rue Saint-Patrick
Montréal (Québec)
H3K 0B3

Dark Matter Labs Korea
#301, Pyeongtaek 5-ro 20beon-gil 8, Pyeongtaek-si, Gyeonggi-do, 17902
South Korea

경기도 평택시 평택5로 20번길 8, 301호, 우편번호 17902

Mörk Materia Laboratoriet AB / Dark Matter Labs Sweden
Östergatan 1
211 25 Malmö