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Designers in Residence Kortrijk is an initiative of Designregio Kortrijk, platform for creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship for the region Kortrijk in Belgium. A region part of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN) that breaths design thinking, visible through its design education, creative making industry, international events and inspiring public space.

This year’s Designers in Residence programme will focus on the daily. How to distinguish the extraordinary from the daily? How can these spaces and objects be identified? What determines them? What role do they play in people’s lives? How do they connect and strengthen interpersonal relations? How do they relate to our online alter ego? What (spatial) features do they have? And above all, what future do they have?

The selected designers will take part in Living Summer School 2022 – Living Blocks – The Social Units of Future Habitats. During WONDER – Kortrijk Creativity Festival (21/10 – 6/11/2022) the Designers in Residence Kortrijk will get the opportunity to showcase their research and on-going progress to the audience. Designers in Residence Kortrijk is organized since 2014. The 2021 trajectory can be found on the site The Dispersal Project.

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

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