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]

Entities of Interest; Diagrams and Oscillations
Article in A Line Which Forms a Volume 2. Edited by the participants of the MA Graphic Media Design at LCC

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

Full list of publications


2016 - 2019: Associate Lecturer, BA Design, Goldsmiths University of London UK

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

2018 - present: MA Supervisor, ENSCI, Paris FR

Architectures of Choice Vol.2: Atlas des Recommandations
Workshop on mapping recommendation systems at [ENSCI les ateliers] 23-27 Sept. 2019, 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

Full list of teaching


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


Artist talk
M2 Design Research, École Normale Supérieure, Paris-Saclay, FR
19 Nov. 2020

Idiotic Kernels
Master Experimental Publishing (XPUB), Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam, NL
8 Oct. 2020

🎧 Podcast: Arts-based/Artistic Research Methodological Practices In Truth (ARMPIT)
Episode 1
10 July 2020

🎧 Podcast: Autrement Autrement [FR]
David Benqué : “l’intelligence artificielle reproduit des versions stéréotypées du passé”
8 June 2020

Hyperland: une arnaque en n-dimensions [FR]
Radio Broadcast, P-Node
23 May 2020

Full list of talks