For the sixth time, Designregio Kortrijk welcomes recently graduated designers from the various creative disciplines for the Designers in Residence Kortrijk program.

During a residence of 3 months (September to December 2019), the selected designers will have the unique opportunity to develop an experimental concept for 'The Future of Domesticity', through confrontation between citizens, society, entrepreneurs and education in regions such as Kortrijk.

Our 3 international designers are:

Oleksandra Gerasymchuk
Paris, France

“As a transdisciplinary designer I’m exploring norms, habits and links between present and future by asking questions that matter to me. The answers are shaped by tangible and digital material exploration, graphic research, collaborations with scientists and researchers, history and Anthropocene-themed readings, and critical design fiction. By working with object, spatial and motion design, I like creating global experiences that take one out of oneself and bring some spontaneous reactions out in order to reconsider things that seem ordinary or distant.”

Yun Pei Hsiung
New Taipei City, Taiwan

Yun-Pei Hsiung is a Taiwanese product designer who is interested in bringing design to the public space and the community for social change. He has worked on M-Lab project which redesigns a used RV to an alternative movable creative classroom for the youths. He designed the One-Megaphone project to empower social demonstration by connecting their voice with a DIY Megaphone. Currently he is based in Shanghai started a design lab called The Hive Lab with Victor and Yi-Wen who they met in during the study at the Royal College of Art. The aim of the lab is to promote DIY and sculpt the culture in the ultra-consumerist Shanghai.
On a more chilled side, Yun-Pei loves to draw, you might appear on his notebook in the end of your encounter.

Lucie Dubois
London, United Kingdom

“Recently graduated from Royal College of Arts, I am a French interior designer, living in London since 2016. Though Paris based, living in London has colored my design approach. In particular, city life is integral to my lifestyle and design as I question and challenge the past, present and most importantly the future of the city. Finding sustainable and eco-friendly solutions is at the core of my design process. I’m always trying to consider waste as a valuable material and try to deal with leftovers to design new projects, anchored in the past.”

Do you want to receive more information, or are you interested in meeting the designers during their residency?
Contact Lise Van Tendeloo