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Designers in Residence 2016: Open

The Designers in Residence programme 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.

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Designers in Residence 2017

Applications are now open for the 2017 Designer in Residence programme. It is an exciting opportunity to be one of the first designers to work in the designated studio situated within the new Design Museum in Kensington.

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The 2016 Designers in Residence presents installations and interventions which explore human behaviour, collaborative construction, local suppliers and food. Sign up to hear their latest news and upcoming events.

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Alix Bizet

Past project: ‘Hair Matter(s) explores the role of hair in evoking and shaping identity. Photo: Juliette Delforge

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Clementine Blakemore

Past project: Workshop building outdoor classroom with local and international participants. (Project Chander Nagar, India, 2012) WORKSHOP architecture

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Andrea de Chirico

Past project: The Hairdryer 1.0 project is rethinking production methods of everyday objects.

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Rain Wu

Past project: Eataipei, an experimental culinary experience curated with Shikai Tseng and chef Chung-Ho Tsai

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2016 theme

Theme: Open

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 focussed and rigorous proposal, the museum asked designers to submit creative responses to this year’s theme OPEN.


about the residents

Alix Bizet

Alix Bizet’s interdisciplinary practice combines theory, philosophy and psychology of human sciences with an interest in human behaviour and the environment. By re-appropriating textile techniques she explores hair as a material and medium through which to explore cultural diversity.

Clementine Blakemore

Clementine Blakemore is an architectural designer, interested in the relationship between design, production and place. Her practice is focused on small-scale design/build projects, and she will continue to explore the potential in collaborative construction processes during the residency.

Andrea de Chirico

Andrea de Chirico role as a designer is interdisciplinary with a social and ecological awareness. His approach is collaborative, designing new production scenarios for everyday objects and revealing manufacturing networks and local suppliers in order to share an open production database.

Rain Wu

Rain Wu is an architectural designer with a multi-disciplinary and collaborative practice. Her work focuses on material development, speculative narratives and interactive spatial experiences, using food as a storytelling device, to challenge and reimagine the exhibition format.

Designers in Residence 2015

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