Daniel Eatock is a British creative who takes no mind to boundaries – boundaries like those often found between art and design, commercial and art object, producer and author. A graduate of the Royal College of Art, Eatock has design experience at institutions such as the Walker Art Center as well as independent ventures such as interdisciplinary art and design studio Foundation 33. Eatock’s care to systems, information, and archiving can be seen in both his monograph, Imprint, published in 2008 by Princeton’s Architectural Press, and his website www.eatock.com. His website highlights Indexibit, a widely used Content Management System and website platform designed collaboratively by Eatock and Jeffery Vaska.

Eatock’s lecture functions as a displaced narrative performance and continuation of the exhibition An Empty Room: The Sequel, utilized subsequently as an audio guide for the exhibition. Eatock’s lecture intervenes in the traditional lecture structure, in order to address the key questions of producing and framing creative knowledge.

Andy Kaufman Revealed!: Best Friend Tells All by Bob Zmuda
Book – 2001

Manual: How to Have a Number One the Easy Way by Bill Drummond
Book – 1999

Fatu-Hiva: Back To Nature by Thor Heyerdahl
Book – 1974

SAS Survival Handbook: How to Survive in the WIld, in Any Climate, on Land or at Sea by John ‘Lofty’ Wiseman
Book – 2004

Collected Grooks by Piet Hein
Book – 2002

Remainder by Tom McCarthy
Book – 2007

Custom Built: A Twenty-Year Survey of Work by Allan Wexler by Scoates, Christopher, and Debra Wilbur.
Book – 1999

Summerhill: A Radical Approach to Child Rearing by Alexander Sutherland Neill
Book – 1960

Autoprogettazione? by Enzo Mari
Book – 2002

Imprint: Works 1975-2007  by Daniel Eatock
Book – 2008

Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach
Book – 2006

The Mezzanine by Nicholson Baker
Book – 2010

Six Memos for the Next Millennium by Italo Calvino
Book – 2009

In Utero by Nirvana
CD – 1993

Incesticide by Nirvana
CD – 1992

Nevermind by Nirvana
CD – 1991


The suggested reading list includes various reading and media recommendations provided by the lecturer. This list of materials can include projects authored by the lecturer or others, and provides further insight into the guest’s sources of inspiration and additional context surrounding the artist/scholar/designer’s work and practice. This list is shared with RMCAD students and faculty and is archived on the website for academic integration and research opportunities. The physical materials are archived in the RMCAD campus library and the VASD Program archive.