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The Design Museum calls for entries for their 2013 programme

The Design Museum calls for entries for their 2013 programme

The Design Museum calls for entries for their 2013 programme

The Design Museum has opened its entries for the 2013 Designers in Residence exhibition. This annual event celebrated both new and emerging talent within the world of design, and opens on the 4th September. It will feature the designers that the distinguished panel have chosen from the entries submitted to the open call.

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.

Alternatively 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.’ Now in its sixth year, the residency demonstrates the museums 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.

Designers can apply online at Designmuseum.org from today, 17 January, and the deadline for all applications is 5pm on 28 February.

The Designers in Residence exhibition will run from 4 SEPTEMBER 2013 –12 JANUARY 2014.

Last year’s residences were Freyja Sewell, Harry Trimble and Oscar Medley-Whitfield, Lawrence Lek and Yuri Suzuki.

DESIGN MUSEUM, SHAD THAMES, LONDON, SE1 2YD

OPENING: 10.00 -17.45 daily. Last admission: 17.15

Admissions: £10.75 Adults, £9.70 Concessions, £6.50 Students, Under 12s Free.

PUBLIC INFORMATION T: 020 7940 8790 W: designmuseum.org

 

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