Call for applications
Fashion Space Gallery is pleased to announce its fourth annual residency for 2018. The residency was created to support designers working within fashion or associated fields, in particular those whose practice is experimental and hard to define. The residency seeks to encourage collaboration, and, where possible, partnerships with practitioners from other disciplines (e.g. science or graphics) can be facilitated to support the resident’s research.
Marking the 10th anniversary of LCF’s Centre for Sustainable Fashion this year, we are looking for designers to respond to the theme of Sustainability and Innovation. In an industry that is still characterised by fast turnarounds and relentless seasons, we invite designers to propose ideas that have the power to challenge the industry’s status quo. The selected resident will work collaboratively bringing together the expertise of designers, technologists and scientists to produce visionary and impactful new work.
With the changing landscape of design practice and an increasing interest in collaborative and multidisciplinary projects, it is an exciting time to support practitioners who seek to push their own practice, and forward-thinking collaborations between fashion designers, product, graphic and game designers, artists, architects, engineers and scientists through the residency programme.
London-based designers with an existing practice and a background in disciplines such as fashion, textiles, footwear and jewellery, with a strong interest in cross-disciplinary and experimental practice, are invited to apply. Fashion Space Gallery will select one project, helping to produce, present and promote the work over a four-month development process. The selected Design Resident (and his/her collaborator/s) will be awarded a £3,500 project development budget and resources to develop their work, including access to design and fabrication studios at the London College of Fashion. Starting in May the residency culminates in a showcase during our exhibitions and events programme at Arcade East this summer.
Applications are only accepted via google forms via this link. Applications received after the deadline of Monday, 12 March 2018, 10:00am, will not be accepted. All applicants will be informed of their application status after 26 March 2018. Interviews will take place in early April.
Complete applications must include the following information:
PLEASE NOTE: Applicants must be located in London for the duration of the Residency. You don’t have to be from London or the UK to apply, but would have to demonstrate the ability to relocate. There is no additional funding for housing, so please take into consideration any costs that this might entail.
Fashion Space Gallery
Fashion Space Gallery has appointed Charlotte-Maëva Perret as its third Design Resident. Perret’s multi-disciplinary practice explores the invisible languages of resistance, non-hierarchal and subversive ways of making, publishing and consuming, aimed at unveiling the machinery of global mass production.
Find out more about Charlotte’s progress here.
Fashion Space Gallery Design Resident 2016
Adam Peacock’s project Genetics Gym S/S18 ran from 23-26 August 2018 at Arcade East, visit the project here.
Fashion Space Gallery Design Resident 2015
BENJAMIN JOHN HALL
Benjamin John Hall’s final project Laboratory 12 ran from April – July 2016, please find more information here.