Rory Hyde Projects

Rory Hyde is a designer, curator and writer, focused on new forms of design practice, and redefining the role of the designer today.

He is currently Curator of Contemporary Architecture and Urbanism at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, and Adjunct Senior Research Fellow at the University of Melbourne.

He studied architecture at RMIT University, where he also completed his PhD on the impact of new technology on small architectural practice. He has worked as a designer for various architecture practices and institutions in Australia and abroad, including ARM, BKK, MVRDV, Volume, Mediamatic and the NAi.

Since 2013 Hyde has been at the V&A, the world’s leading museum of art and design, where he curated the exhibition All of This Belongs to You (2015) and is working on a forthcoming major exhibition on the future of design. He is part of the team behind Rapid Response Collecting, an innovative curatorial project which has been featured widely in the media.

From 2003 to 2013 he co-hosted the weekly radio show The Architects on Triple R, which was awarded the AIA Award for Architecture in the Media, and invited to represent Australia at the 2012 Venice Architecture Biennale.

His writing on architecture and the future of design practice has been featured in various newspapers and journals including The Economist, The Guardian, Harvard Design Magaine, Domus, and Blueprint, as well as a regular column for Architecture Australia. His first book, Future Practice: Conversations from the Edge of Architecture (Routledge 2012), was awarded an Australian Institute of Architects prize for architecture in the media.