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OPEN CALL Designers in Residence Kortrijk 2024

DESIGNREGIO Kortrijk and Design Fest Gent join forces and invite you to participate in Designers in Residence Kortrijk 2024, with the theme "All the Small Things." The residency program runs from Monday,…

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May 24, 2024

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Belgium

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Visual Arts

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DESIGNREGIO Kortrijk and Design Fest Gent join forces and invite you to participate in Designers in Residence Kortrijk 2024, with the theme “All the Small Things.”

The residency program runs from Monday, September 2 to Friday, November 29.

During this period, the three Designers in Residence are inspired by a fascinating community in Kortrijk & Ghent and challenged to experiment, research, knowledge exchange and imagination.

You will create contextual work and participate in inspiring excursions and conversations.

Theme: “All the Small Things”

The edition of Design Fest Gent 2025 wants to specifically focus on the “little things” and their importance in creating a sustainable future.

These little things can relate, for example, to material use, energy consumption, efficiency, recycling, user-friendliness and social responsibility. By paying attention to these small details and integrating them into the design process, the designer not only gains the capacity and creativity to respond quickly to current questions and problems but can also make a positive contribution to the bigger picture of sustainability and a future-oriented perspective.

In the search for sustainable design solutions for the future, this edition will explore the possible relationships and synergies between low-tech and high-tech design. Low-tech and high-tech are not opposites, but rather a spectrum where different technologies complement each other; in terms of scale, focusing on the size and scope of a technological system but also in terms of their rapport. By combining low-tech and high-tech, synergies can emerge that leverage the strengths of both approaches.

For more information, visit Designregio Kortrijk