Tussauds Studios Research Fellow (2006-07)
The following text and imagery is taken from my online archive and is a selection of research conducted as part of a fellowship initiated through the Design Interaction Department, Royal College of Art for Tussauds Studios (owners of Madame Tussauds). The archive was set up to provide Tussauds' creative employees with insight into the world of new entertainment, leisure, media and related products. Over an 18-month period of gathering and authoring material, the research archive became a celebration of themed places, forgeries, re-enactments and exploited legal loopholes.
Additionally, the archive has formed the basis and inspiration for the design of four public events that explore issues related to rights of impersonation, ownership of legacy, copyright and role-play.