PhD candidate – Information Experience Design, Royal College of Art, London

mail [at] davidbenque [dot] com


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


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.

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

Heams, T. (2015) ‘Let’s Mix Things Up’ (trans. D. Benque), in Blueprints for the Unknown [Online]. Available at

Full list of publications


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


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