Designers in residence help open a new museum and new design possibilities
The Designers in Residence program at the Design Museum is a core part of the museum's activity, and exists to provide emerging designers, across any discipline, with time and space away from their regular environment to reflect, research and consider new ways of developing their practice.
This year the Design Museum opened the doors to its new home in Kensington. The Designers in Residence of 2016 will join the museum on this journey. Through a focused and rigorous proposal, the museum asked designers to submit creative responses to this year’s theme OPEN.
This year’s residents include: Alix Bizet, who explores hair as a material and medium through which to explore cultural diversity. Clementine Blakemore, who focuses on small-scale design/build projects using collaborative construction processes; Andrea de Chirico, who designs new production scenarios for everyday objects and revealing manufacturing networks and local suppliers in order to share an open production database; Rain Wu, who creates speculative narratives and interactive spatial experiences, using food as a storytelling device.
Photo Credit: Clementine Blakemore