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Dr Rebecca Ross

Programme Director Graphic Communication Design
Central Saint Martins
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Rebecca  Ross


I am director of the graphic communication design programme at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London.

My interdisciplinary practice sits between:
- Graphic and communication design
- Media studies
- Urbanism
- History of technology
- Creative computing

My particular focuses include:
- Images, media, data and how they interact with change in the built environment
- Addressing, location & outdoor media
- Graphic design as a knowledge practice & alternate forms of academic practice

I am best known for founding 'London is Changing' (digital billboard-based project) and co-founding 'Urban Pamphleteer' (publication in collaboration with University College Urban Lab).

Recent writing includes ‘Making Academic Publishing More Public,’ forthcoming in *Transverse Disciplines* (University of Toronto) and ‘Situating Google’s Alphabet,’ forthcoming in *Articulating Media* (Open Humanities Press).

I am currently working on a manuscript about postcodes and addressing provisionally titled, 'Addressing Addressing: Location, Information, Subjectivity' and developing a new MA at Central Saint Martins titled, 'Communicating Complexity'.

I am originally from New York.

Research Outputs

Art/Design item

  • Ross R. London is Changing (2015)
  • Ross R. Hand in the machine (2003)
  • Ross R, Sloat A. I am_and_ (2001)
  • Ross R. The Okay News (2000)


Current research students

  • Hugo Drummond, Photogrammetry and Point Clouds as a Means of Situating the Material Complexity of Practice (Lead supervisor)
  • Sibyl Trigg, Towards a collaborative practice: The contemporary role of data in community led urban regeneration (Joint supervisor)