15 – 16 Sep 2018
Design Museum’s Auditorium
Arranging Practice: Proximity, Distance, Instance
The 2018 HIAP designers-in-residence, designers Laura Spring (UK) and Elina Laitinen (FI), present their work done in the frame of the design residency program with an installation at the Design Museum’s Auditorium.
Under the theme “Arranging Practice: Proximity, Distance, Instance” this year’s HIAP design residency invited the designers to reflect on the impact that their immediate or mediated contact with spaces, materials and cooperators has on the process of creation, the artifacts produced and our idea of what design, the designer, and the object (product) of design is today.
Researching traditional textile techniques and testing for alternative positions for designers in clothing work, respectively, Laura and Elina have led processes that mark up against the visual instantaneousness of the digital realm and the object-focused distance set by design’s industrial tradition. Their projects revisit these paradigms to explore by way of proximal work what relations, roles and ambitions can open up to and define possible other locations for the contemporary designer.
The HIAP design residency program is produced by the Helsinki International Artist Programme in cooperation with the British Council, Design Museum, Helsinki Design Week and Aalto University.