Designregio Kortrijk is looking for 3 highly motivated and recently graduated designer-makers or creative artists to join in a regional residency programme in Kortrijk, Belgium. The Designers in Residence Kortrijk program is a 3-month full time working residency from October 2021 to January 2022.
Designregio Kortrijk provides selected designers in residence:
- Monthly fee (400 €/month).
- Usage of Budalab Open Makerspace.
- Experts in several domains and support of Designregio Kortrijk.
- One-time travel expenses.
This year’s theme is ‘The future of Urban Nature’.
Urban and Nature are often depicted as a dichotomy as if they are two opposites, one excluding the other. Throughout Western history Nature became a cultural construct balancing between the extremes of the Garden of Eden and the dark grim woods, but always opposed to the Urban. In an era of global urbanisation this perspective on Urban and Nature inevitably needs a redefinition. If Urban and Nature only occur as counterparts, a global urbanisation can only lead to a disappearance of Nature. This observation was made by different authors in practice and academia and resulted in the concept of the coexistence of Urban and Nature. Following this line of thinking, the future of Urban Nature is placed under the spotlight for the Designers in Residence edition 2021.