20.09.13 – HYPERLOCAL MARKET@ Sustain – An online food market for London 20th Sept – 4th Oct

 

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By Kayleigh Thompson

Available to view from the 20th September – 4th Oct

Royal College of Art
Kensington Gore
London SW7 2EU

10am – 6pm daily

The Hyperlocal Market encourages local food sales by connecting urban growers and makers with their local retailers and consumers. This platform fosters fair and professional trade through its website, App and tools.

By fostering an exchange of products and information, Hyperlocal Market encourages the dialogue between buyer and seller, and promotes local commerce. Buyers can browse local food online, and search by postcode for what is produced in their area. Sellers can easily upload their goods and sell to their neighbours.

I enjoy tackling complex problems. Through research and collaborations with specialists, I explore new systems that lead to innovation. I envision working in consultancies and design studios to understand new products and services within the consumer electronics industry. I work in the context of the near future, as technology is constantly changing.

Designers have the capability to directly impact our quality of life. Providing people with relevant information at relevant points in time improves well-being. However, designers must understand the greater context of our complex lives. Toward this end, the future of consumer electronics cannot be solely within the context of the mobile phone and the information it contains. Any useful device must connect us to the tactile, social and experiential side of daily life.

 

hyperlocalmarket@gmail.com

www.hyperlocalmarket.com

@HyperlocalM

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Kayleigh Thompson

Platform 17
http://platform17rca.tumblr.com
kayleigh.thompson@network.rca.ac.uk
www.kayleighthompson.co.uk
+44 (075) 95658869