Rory Hyde Projects

Rory Hyde is a designer, curator and writer based in London. His work is focused on new forms of design practice for the public good, and redefining the role of the designer today.

He is currently Curator of Contemporary Architecture and Urbanism at the Victoria and Albert Museum; Adjunct Senior Research Fellow at the University of Melbourne; and a Design Advocate for the Mayor of London.

He studied architecture at RMIT University in Melbourne, 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 co-curator of The Future Starts Here (2018), a 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 Magazine, 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.

His forthcoming book How to Make the Next City has been awarded a grant from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts.

Features, reviews, interviews

Greener by design, 10 ideas for a sustainable home - CNN

On Design - Monocle

The Future Starts Here - An engaging vision, Observer

The Future Starts Here, Review, The Times

Are these the 100 objects that will shape the future?, CNN

Muscle suits, Bitcoin miners and artificial leaves descend on the V&A, Wallpaper

Discover the mysterious possibilities of technology, Financial Times

Welcome to the (possible) future: V&A shows tech's hottest ideas, Guardian

The unbearable awkwardness of automation - The Atlantic

Scratching the Surface podcast

The Adjacent Possible: Rory Hyde, Assemble Papers

Interview with Yale Paprika Journal

Silicon Valley is the subject of the V&A’s major new exhibition, Wired

How can we make Melbourne more liveable?, ABC Radio Melbourne

Australians named among Mayor of London’s Design Advocates, Architecture Australia

Why ‘most liveable’ Melbourne can do much better, Sydney Morning Herald

V&A Museum Returns to Its Civic-Minded Roots, New York Times

All of This Belongs to You, Financial Times

Rory Hyde unveils pleasure dome, Sydney Morning Herald 

Future Practice Now, Inflection Journal

The Conversation: Rory Hyde, ABC Radio National

Is the Architectural Profession Still Relevant?, Failed Architecture

Future Practice, Architecture Australia

Disruptive Edges of New Architecture and Design Practice, City Of Sound

There are Other Worlds, Domus

Future Strategies of Spatial Practice, BLDGBLOG

V&A curator Rory Hyde on politics and architecture, On Office

Civic Urbanism at London’s V&A, ArchDaily