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Designers in Residence 2014: Disruption
Discover the design stars of the future. This year, James Christian, Ilona Gaynor, Torsten Sherwood and Patrick Stevenson-Keating have responded to the theme of Disruption by exploring future housing, judicial system loopholes, construction as play and the financial systems.
James Christian aims to disrupt the state of inertia that afflicts current British housing design by drawing inspiration from past failed housing schemes, while Ilona Gaynor disrupts the judicial system, exposing its loopholes to facilitate the staging of an illegal event. Scrutinising mechanical detail, Torsten Sherwood disrupts conventional building systems to create a new kind of children's construction toy, and Patrick Stevenson-Keating has created several new financial products as a way of highlighting our normally passive role within the global economic system — and how we could use the most mundane of financial transaction as a force for good.
What unites them all is a desire to push boundaries and ask questions of visitors to the Design Museum that neither designer nor audience may have answers ready for.
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Designer portraits by Cat Garcia | Exhibition photography by Luke Hayes