Ravensbourne University London launches new Institute for Creativity and Technology to kick-start careers
The brand new Institute for Creativity and Technology will occupy one of two Barozzi Veiga buildings at Design District from April 2021.
Design District is London’s first ever dedicated permanent hub for the creative industries and has been designed to provide workspace for up to 1,800 people across its 16 buildings. From individual designers and makers to burgeoning start-ups and established studios, the district will house creative enterprises of all sizes and has been designed to encourage interaction, co-working and collaboration – the ingredients of a thriving creative ecosystem.
This makes it the perfect setting for the new Institute, offering an architecturally significant building, an exceptional location where the Institute’s evolving community will be immersed in real-world creative enterprise of all types, and an accommodating host in Design District who understands and supports the invaluable contribution Ravensbourne University London makes to the capital’s status as a global leader in creativity.
Since 2010, Ravensbourne has been based on Greenwich Peninsula, a short walk from Design District, where it has played a key role in the area’s development as a creative and cultural hub over the last decade. When it comes to equipping future generations of London’s creatives with the skills they need to secure employment and thrive professionally, Ravensbourne is unrivalled.
The university is renowned for providing highly vocational professional education in the creative industries – hugely valuable at a time when employment is at a low, the creative industries are under threat and graduate prospects are increasingly uncertain.
The new Institute will build on these foundations, giving members of a community that is working at the intersection of creativity and technology a dedicated, state-of-the-art facility to develop their practices, and putting them in the centre of a diverse and thriving community of creative practitioners.