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Competition: Design Museum 2019 Residencies

Design Museum, London
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The Design Museum in London has launched an open call for applications for its 2019 residency programme

Open to architects and designers, the contest seeks proposals that respond to the gallery’s ‘cosmic’ theme responding to issues of science, ecology and the supernatural at a planetary scale and its upcoming Mars exhibition.

The winners will receive a £6,000 commissioning budget and £8,000 bursary to deliver a project within the venue. Previous residents include architect Asif Khan and the designer Bethan Laura Wood.

In its brief, the museum says: ‘Designers in Residence is a core part of the museum’s programme. It has two main aims: to provide designers in the early stages of their careers, time and space away from their regular environment, to develop their practice and produce new work; and to offer museum visitors an opportunity to engage with live design projects.

‘Following an open call, the museum selects four designers working in different disciplines, to further develop their individual responses to the theme and brief. Successful residents will share the museum’s Designers in Residence Studio, which provides a place for the residents to work as well as a space to exhibit their finished projects.’

The Design Museum relocated to its new £83 million home inside the RMJM-designed former Commonwealth Institute building in Kensington two years ago, redesigned by John Pawson, OMA, and Allies and Morrison.

The Grade II*-listed venue – famous for its landmark paraboloid roof – now features exhibition spaces for the museum, a shop, café and residency space.

The deadline for applications is 9am, 11 February.

How to apply

Visit the competition website for more information

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