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Design Museum Designers in Residence 2013 – Open Call

Design Museum opens the call for entries for this year’s Designers in Residence. The annual exhibition, that celebrates new and emerging design talent, will open 4 September and feature the designers selected by our distinguished panel from this open call.

Now in its sixth year, the residency demonstrates the museum’s commitment to showcasing and supporting the next generation of design talent. The residency is open to all designers who have graduated from Higher Education within the last five years (in the academic year 2008/9 or more recently) and who have been working professionally (either paid or voluntarily) in some form of design practice for a minimum of one year.

Design Museum Opens the Call for Entries for Designers in Residence 2013

Celebrating new and emerging design talent, the Design Museum’s annual Designers in Residence programme supports designers at an early stage in their career. The selected designers are given a bursary to create new work in response to the brief. Final designs will be on display in the Designers in Residence exhibition at the museum from 11 September 2013.

This year’s theme is ‘Identity’ and Deyan Sudjic, Director of the Design Museum, comments:

‘We use design to define who we are, both as individuals, and as societies. In this sense, design is a signal of identity. It can be a personal signal, which users are themselves responsible for – an example would be the customisation process. Or it can be a ready-made identity that reflects, for example, the characteristics that contribute to a sense of civic or national identity. Designers shape objects and places and processes to reflect the values and the identity of those who use them. This year, the Designers in Residence programme at the museum 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’.

Gemma Curtin, exhibition curator, says:

‘We invite product, furniture, fashion, graphic, spatial or interaction designers to explore the idea of identity in an object, an environment or an experience for their Designers in Residence 2013 proposal.’

Designers in Residence is only open to designers who live and are eligible to work in the UK.

The Designers in Residence 2013 exhibition will run from 4 September 2013 – 12 January 2014.

Please find more details through the official website.