PhD candidate – School of Communication, Royal College of Art, London

mail [at] davidbenque [dot] com


Benque, D. (forthcoming 2019) ‘“Useful with a pleasant degree of humor”; the almanac as a site for critical making.’, in Andersson, J. and Kemp, S. (eds), Futures, Oxford University Press.

Marenko, B. and Benqué, D. (2019) ‘Speculative diagrams: Experiments in mapping Youtube’, in Method & Critique; frictions and shifts in RTD. Research Through Design, TU Delft. PDF [930KB]

Benque, D. (2018) ‘Cosmic Spreadsheets’, in Voss, G. (ed), Supra Systems, London, London College of Communication. PDF [2.3Mb]

Marenko, B. and Benque, D. (2018) ‘Speculative diagrams: plotting to reclaim algorithmic prediction.’, Art, Materiality and Representation, British Museum, London, Royal Anthropological Institute. Available at

Benque, D. (2016) ‘Counting the Future’, 4S EASST 2016: Science & Technology by Other Means [Online]. Available at

Full list of publications


Fields of Communication: Nature · Culture · Technology School of Communication, Royal College of Art 10/2018 - London, UK

Speculative diagrams: plotting to reclaim algorithmic prediction with Betti Marenko - 08/2018 Art, Materiality and Representation conference, Royal Anthropological Institute, British Museum, London UK.

Navigating Finance and the Imagination 04/2018 - London UK
Counterspeculations Audiotour of the City of London based on the event.

Colossal Dust: Practices of Obsession and Investigation - This Happened London 03/2018 - London UK Read

Anticipation 2017 Conference 11/2017 - London UK Read

Full list of talks


Supra Systems: Office Rites
V&A Digital Design Weekend

Everything Happens So Much - London Design Festival 2018
London College of Communication 15.09 to 17.10 2018

Uncertainty Playground - London Design Festival 2017
London College of Communication
09 to 10/2017 - London UK

Prima Materia: Alchemical Thinking And Making In Art, Design And Music. - Fiber Festival
Looiersgracht 60
05/2016 - Amsterdam NL

The Garden at Night
Royal Academy of Arts, RA Lates
12/03/2016 - London UK

Full list of exhibitions


2016 - present: Associate Lecturer, BA Design, Goldsmiths University of London UK

2010 - 2015: Visiting Lecturer, Design Interactions, Royal College of Art, London UK

Sept. to Dec. 2018: MA Supervisor, ENSCI, Paris FR

Seeing Like a Diagram - workshop
MA Graphic Media Design, London College of Communication (UAL)
01-02/2018 - London UK

Speculative Design Summer School
London College of Communication (UAL)
07/2017 - London UK

DATALMANACH - workshop
ESADSE - S47 Design Research week
11/2016 - St. Etienne FR

Media Design MA Jury member
Haute Ecole d'Art et de Design (HEAD)
06/2016 - Geneva, CH

Full list of teaching