Designers in Residence 2013
04 September – 12 January 2014
The Design Museum’s annual Designers in Residence programme provides a platform to celebrate new and emerging designers at an early stage in their career. The programme is now in its sixth year and is a core part of the exhibition programme demonstrating the Design Museum’s commitment to support and encourage new design talent.
'This year, the Designers in Residence 2013 programme will be based on an exploration of how design in any field can be used to convey, to create, or to reflect a sense of identity.' -Deyan Sudjic, Director of the Design Museum.
The 2013 Designers in Residence are:
ADAM NATHANIEL FURMAN | Adam will explore the concept of identity in ‘our globalised mass culture which at times can be a confusing and unstable’ and presents his findings through blogs, objects and film.
Identity Parade will chart the development of Adam's residency at the Design Museum.
EUNHEE JO | Eunhee’s research looks at the surface quality of things. During her residency Jo will develop new surfaces made of fabric or paper which will be embedded with technology. Jo will use this embedded material to create a light and Hi-Fi system that offer new possible encounters with what we regard as everyday items and in doing so creating new aesthetic possibilities.
CHLOE MEINECK | Chloe will develop a memory box to be used by people suffering with dementia or memory loss. Seeking to create an alternative therapy for patients Meineck’s memory box can be used by individuals and the families of those who have a confused or fading sense of personal memory and identity.
THOMAS THWAITES | Thomas will explore how the collating of personal information from the internet could, in addition to boosting consumer knowledge, also be used to inform people about themselves and their own identity. Thwaites will develop an interactive webpage that will act like a ‘self-help book’ and may aid people to make some choice changes about their personality and identity.