Location: Kortrijk, Belgium, Europe
Categories: Idea, Grants, Scholarships
Submission deadline: September 03, 2021, at 09:00 AM
Language: English
Organizers: Lise Van Tendeloo

Summary: Designregio Kortrijk is looking for 3 highly motivated and recently graduated designer-makers or creative artists to join a regional residency program in Kortrijk, Belgium. The Designers in Residence Kortrijk program is a 3-month full-time working residency from October 2021 to January 2022.

Description: This year’s theme is: The future of Urban Nature.

Urban and Nature are often depicted as a dichotomy as if they are two opposites, one excluding the other.
A mid-sized city such as Kortrijk has a high percentage of open spaces in its city center.
We ask the Designers in Residence 2021 to deepen our understanding of the relation Urban Nature in the City of Kortrijk.
Can this be interpreted as a co-existence? Can it be made operational to tackle the major challenges cities are facing? What interventions and projects can result from this interpretation? Or is Nature in the end a man-made construct that needs to be rethought?

Designregio Kortrijk provides for the selected Designers in Residence Kortrijk:
– accommodation
– monthly fee (400€/month)
– usage of Budalab Open Makerspace
– experts in several domains and support of Designregio Kortrijk
– one-time travel expenses

The profile of the designers must correspond to the following criteria:
1. recently graduated (minimum level: master or equal by experience)
2. team player
3. manual skills (conceptual, handy, production, fabrication)
4. an international outlook

Are you one of the designers we are looking for?
Do you see the unique added value in participating in this residency?


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