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Design Residency

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. The selected resident will work collaboratively – assembling their own team or working with a team that Fashion Space Gallery helps to organise – bringing together the expertise of designers, technologists and scientists to produce visionary and impactful new work.

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS 2019

Fashion Space Gallery is pleased to announce its fourth annual residency for 2019. 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.

BRIEF

This year, we are looking for designers to respond to the theme of Design and Politics. In a time when global and local politics impact particularly noticeably on people’s everyday lives, we invite designers to propose ideas that embody design’s ability to affect and influence politics and policies. The selected resident is expected to work collaboratively bringing together the expertise of multi-disciplinary individuals working within the world of design, technology, science and politics to produce visionary and poignant new work.

BACKGROUND

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.

PARTICIPATION

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 six month development process. The selected Design Resident (and his/her collaborator/s) will be awarded a £5000 project development budget and resources to develop their work, including access to design and fabrication studios at the London College of Fashion. Starting in March the residency is expected to culminate in a project during our summer season on Design and Politics at Arcade East for which there will be some additional funds available.

Application requirements

Applications are only accepted via google forms via this link. Applications received after the deadline of Friday 4 January 2019, 10:00am, will not be accepted. We will be holding interviews on 10 January.

Complete applications must include the following information:

  • Contact information (including any collaborators)

  • A short project proposal of what you intend to undertake during the course of the residency and how your project relates to the brief and who you intend to collaborate with (200 words max)

  • Please include any supporting material that illustrates your idea/concept in the form of a PDF (max 3 pages, please make sure files are not bigger than 3MB)

  • Sample of 3 previous projects in the form of a PDF (one page per project, please make sure files are not bigger than 3MB) including a project description that explains your contribution to the piece and its research theme

  • Short bio (150 words) and a CV in the form of a PDF

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.

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Fashion Space Gallery Design Resident 2018

NESTOR PESTANA & DEBORAH TCHOUDJINOFF

Nestor Pestana and Deborah Tchoudjinoff‘s collaborative project THE ANTHROPOCENE BODY: Plumial Space took place at Arcade East on 14 September 2018, visit the project here.

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Fashion Space Gallery Design Resident 2017

CHARLOTTE-MAEVA PERRET

Charlotte-Maëva Perret‘s project OPEN SESAME: Exercises in Entrepreneurship took place at Arcade East from 10-13 September 2018, visit the project here.

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Fashion Space Gallery Design Resident 2016

ADAM PEACOCK

Adam Peacock‘s project Genetics Gym S/S18 took place at Arcade East from 23-26 August 2017, visit the project here.

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Fashion Space Gallery Design Resident 2015

BENJAMIN JOHN HALL

Benjamin John Hall‘s final project Laboratory 12 took place at Fashion Space Gallery from April – July 2016, visit the project here.

 

 

Previous Residents

Fashion Space Gallery Design Resident 2015: Benjamin John Hall

Fashion Space Gallery Design Resident 2016: Adam Peacock

Fashion Space Gallery Design Resident 2017: Charlotte-Maëva Perret

Fashion Space Gallery Design Resident 2018: Nestor Pestana & Deborah Tchoudjinoff