Designers In Residence Kortrijk 2018

Designers In Residence Kortrijk 2018

Designregio Kortrijk is the platform for creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship for the region Kortrijk. They organize projects that encourage creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship, inspire with good practices and connect companies, designers, education and public space.

Designregio Kortrijk is looking for 3 highly motivated and recently graduated designer-makers or creative artists to join in a regional residency program in Kortrijk, Belgium. The Designers in Residence Program Kortrijk is a 3-month full time working residency from September to December 2018. The following will be provided for the selected Designers in Residence Kortrijk:

  • accommodation
  • usage of Budalab Open Makerspace & Bolwerk Workspace
  • experts in several domains and support of Designregio Kortrijk
  • one-time travel expenses

This year's theme is: 'Discover the Next Space':  Spaces that heal. In-store shows. Hospitality in hospitals.
Designregio Kortrijk invites 3 young designers to develop an experimental concept for the future of spaces, through confrontation between citizens, society, entrepreneurs and education in regions such as Kortrijk. The compactness of this region is both a benefit and a challenge. During the Biennale Interieur from 18 to 22 October 2018 the Designers in Residence Kortrijk will get the opportunity to show their research and on-going progress to an international audience.

The profile of the designers must correspond to the following criteria:

  • recently graduated (minimum level: master)
  • team player
  • manual skills (conceptual, handy, production, fabrication)
  • an international outlook

Check out the general terms and conditions before applying. The application is online, with deadline 1st June 2018.