Curation of and contribution to national and international exhibitions and competitions Exhibitions Curated or co-curated 2013 2012 2012 2011 2011 2008 - 09 2007 2007 2006 2006 2006 2006 2005 2005 2004 2004 2003 2003 Getting Ahead of ATM Crime 2, Covent Garden Piazza, 5th April 2013. DESIS Green Camden, exhibition as part of the Degree Shows at CSM, 14th- 16th June. Getting Ahead of ATM Crime 1, Covent Garden Piazza, 30th July 2012. Design Against ATM crime (Front Gallery, CSM, June 2011 and Covent Garden Piazza, July 2011 and Victoria Park Plaza, October 2011). Thorpe “conceived” White Sound: An Urban Seascape. Wellcome Collection, 22 September 16 October 2011. See for further details: http://www.wellcomecollection.org/whats-on/exhibitions/whitesound/credits.aspx. Co-curator: Putting the Brakes on Bike Theft, Barbican Centre, New London Architecture and the Innovation Centre, London. Co-curator of ‘Holborn Unlocked’ exhibition that took place in Lethaby Gallery II, Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design. It showcased a collection of design proposals from MA Industrial Design students, raising the debate and expectations about the security and quality of urban spaces in which cycle parking is located. Co-curator of Bikeoff Project exhibition, part of the Central Saint Martins Innovation launch, March 2007. Co-curator of ‘Reinventing the Bike Shed – designs on cycling the city’ exhibition at the New London Architecture, 26 Store Street, London. Featuring the best idea from Reinventing the Bike Shed international open design competition. Curator of ‘Reinventing the Bike Shed’ exhibition at the Arches, Tooley Street. An exhibition that aimed to explore elements of the passion and the challenge of inner city cycling part of the London Architectural Biennale. Co-curator (with Lorraine Gamman) of an exhibition at the Cochrane Theatre, part of London Bicycle Film Festival, September 2006. 2nd Bicycle Film Festival, Cochrane Theatre, London (7th – 9th September 2006). Collaboration with Brendt Barbur (Director, Bicycle Film Festival). LDN Fashion and music event – TV station, music and fashion range presented on 27 October 2005. 1st London Bicycle Film Festival, Cochrane Theatre, London (1st – 3rd September 2005). Collaboration with Brendt Barbur (Director, Bicycle Film Festival). ‘Bike Off’ exhibition at The Cycle Show, Business Design Centre, London in September 2004. Launch of Bike Off website at Freshers Week, University of the Arts, October 2004. Launch of Karrysafe range of bags and accessories with Lorraine Gamman and Joe Hunter at Design Council. ‘Design Against Crime: Anti Crime Wave’ exhibition, co-curated for Waterloo, 2003 2002 2002 2000 2000 Designer’s Block, Milan, in April 2003. ‘Design Against Crime: Secure Design For Safer Travel’, co-curated exhibition at main concourse, Victoria and Waterloo stations in January 2003. International Press Seminar, Exhibition Karrysafe, Design Council, London. ‘Vexed Not Victimised: Karrysafe Bags And Anti-Theft Accessories Not To Die For’, co-curated exhibition, Mayfair Gallery, London Institute. Unit F, Vienna, Austria, Vexed Clothing. Casino Fashion flash, Bregras, Vexed Clothing. Costume Design, Warstars Premier, Igoo, London, Vexed Clothing. Contributed to 2011 2009 2009 2008 – 09 2008 2006 2005 - 2006 2005 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2003 Ex De Medici/Vexed Generation (Fashion Space Gallery, LCF, January 2011). Archaeology of the Future, Paris, Eindhoven. Design Meets Disability, Design Museum, London. Fashion V Sport, Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Skin and Bones: Parallel Practices In Fashion and Architecture, Embankment Galleries, Somerset House, London. Launch of New Oxford City of Culture – Institute of Fashion and Design - launch of first virtual fashion retail store – Vexed Generation in New Oxford. Lectures on Vexed Generation recorded for avatars in virtual universe (28 April 2006). Mindark presents Project Entropia – a virtual universe with a real cash economy, Gothenburg Museum of Art, Gotaplatsen, Gothenburg, Sweden. SAFE: Design Takes on Risk, The Museum of Modern Art, New York (16th October 2005 – 2nd January 2006). Exhibited Karrysafe bags and accessories and Puma Bike created by Vexed Generation in collaboration with Puma and Biomega. INDEX 2005, Town Hall Square, Copenhagen, Denmark (23rd September – 13th November 2005). Exhibited Karrysafe range of bags and accessories. Designers Block 2004, ‘Piece Process’ linear installation of laser cut paper showing the stages of development of the Vexed Generation Spring-Summer 2005 collection in Farmiloes Building, Clerkenwell, London, UK. Randez Vous Homme, Spring-Summer 2004, Vexed Generation Spring-Summer menswear collection in Paris, France, September 2004. ‘The London Look’ exhibition – exhibited; Vexed Generation Retail Installation Imagery, aural archive of Vexed Generation history etc, Museum of London, UK, 2004. Puma Vexed Urban Mobility and Martial Arts AW 2004 collections at Milk Gallery, Chelsea, New York, USA, NCP Car park, Brewer Street London, 2004 and Harajuku, Tokyo, Japan, 2004. The Fashion of Architecture, Lux Gallery, London, February 2004, and Museum of North of England, Barnsley, UK, May 2004, co-exhibited with Joe Hunter (Vexed Generation). Randez Vous Homme, Autumn-Winter 2004, Vexed Generation AW 2004 menswear collection in Paris, France, January 2004. Design Against Crime at Creuats Cruzados - Crossed exhibition, Nos territories del Disseny D’avantguarda exhibition centre for contemporary culture of 2003 2002 2001 2000 2000 2000 1999 1999 1999 1998 1998 1996-97 Barcelona (CCCB), October-December 2003 with Joe Hunter, Lorraine Gamman and Marcus Willcocks, DAC Smart Furniture and Karrysafe examples exhibited within the Year of Design 2003. 21st Century Dandy, co-exhibited with Joe Hunter at Art Museum Krasonjarsk, Siberia, Russia, Moscow Centre of Arts, Moscow, Russia, Ukraine House, Kiev, Ukraine and Glipoteka, Zagreb, Croatia. London Fashion NYC, Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, USA, coexhibited with Joe Huner, Vexed Generation. Don’t Tempt Me, Milan and Barcelona, Vexed Clothing. Lost and Found, European Tour, British Council, Vexed Clothing. Fabric Fashion, Crafts Council, London, Vexed Clothing. Supermodern Wardrobe, Victoria and Albert Museum/London College of Fashion: then tour of Scandinavia, Eastern Europe, Vexed Clothing. Inner City Pressure, National Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic. Fast Forward, K-House, Vienna, 1999. Vexed Clothing. Identity Crisis, The Lighthouse, Glasgow, Vexed Clothing. JAM Exhibition, Barbican Gallery, Vexed Clothing Powerhouse UK, Horseguards Parade, London Sony Exhibition, Bluenote Gallery, Vexed Clothing Curated competitions DIGITEX; Exploring the benefits of digital finishing of textiles, RSA Design Directions competition, 2011. Residential Bike Theft Challenge, Design Council, 2010/11. Sustain Our Nation competition organised in partnership with the Audi Design Foundation, 2009. Don't give thieves an easy ride: Design against bicycle theft, RSA Design Directions competition, 2008-9. Reinventing the Bike Shed competition, 2006. List of previous student winners tutored by Thorpe (with Gamman) RSA Design Directions competition: Conflict Resolution, 2011 Shortlisted (from MA Industrial Design): - Erika Renedo Illaregi for 'The Empathy Corner: weekly event addressing the conflict between immigrants and British nationals around unemployment’ - Juhee Jo for ‘It’s not personal, it’s procedure: addressing airport conflict through games’ - David Blair Ross for 'Noah’s Pudding Day website' - Yuchen Shen for 'Addressing conflict between people who want quiet and those who play outdoors’ Jeanette Petrik, BA Product Design – offered and undertook a paid internship with NCR after completing the Design Against ATM Crime project (run by DACRC with NCR) in 2011. Jy Yeon Suh, MA Industrial Design - first prize winner of the RSA Design Directions competition: Design out shoplifting, 2010. And given a £4,500 internship with the NCR Corporation for her idea for proving whether products have been paid for or not. Matthew Pateman, BA Product Design - shortlisted for the RSA Design Directions competition: Design out shoplifting, 2010. Urban Green Line group, MA Innovation Management – £10,000 won as runners up in the national Sustain Our Nation competition organised by us in partnership with the Audi Design Foundation, 2009. Magnus Petterson, MA Industrial Design - first prize winner of D&AD Award for Social Innovation (bike design), 2008. Sara Bellini, MA Industrial Design - first prize winner of Design Innovation in Plastics Award, 2007 linked to anti bag theft clip. Anthony Lau's Cyclehoop – first prize winner of Reinventing the Bike Shed competition, 2006. The design also made it to semi-finals in the 2008 HSBC UniPreneurs Awards, and shortlisted for New Product of the Year by the Growing Business Awards. Cyclehoop anti theft designs are now in production and have been installed in London boroughs including Camden and Southwark. www.reinventingthebikeshed.com/ritb_page6.htm Liberty Fearns, BA Product Design - first prize winner of Audi Young Designer of the Year 2004. Design Challenge Awards, Design Council 2001 and 2002: - Yeuyu Ren, MA Industrial Design: 'Security Blind' (anti-burglary project, first prize winner), 2001 Christina Bilsland MA ID: 'Anti-stalking Security Kits' (anti-stalking project, second prize winner), 2002 Other prize winners: Ali Siavoshi and Gae Yeon Chang (MA ID) Sibille Hutter, MA Communication Design - Winning poster for Secured by Design and RIBA competition 2000.