BUDA::LAB is a public workspace for students, designers, individuals, companies, schools... to create, participate in workshops, meet, get inspired and be challenged. BUDA::LAB offers a broad range of analogue and digital machines for communal use to a broad public. It brings together a wide range of expertise and disciplines and is always on the lookout for opportunities for synergy.
Designregio Kortrijk has invited three recent design graduates from various creative disciplines for a 3-month working residence (September to December 2014):
Swedish-born designer and maker Robin Andersson who has an international outlook and several years’ experience working in China. His work often intersects societal and cultural boundaries in an attempt to reveal current structures and imagine new practices within.
Lucie Barouillet is a French designer and researcher with a passion for people-centred design for social and medical innovation. She graduated from Central Saint Martins MA Industrial Design (London) where she initiated a collaborative and participatory project about diabetes. Lucie was recently appointed as a Future Design Pioneer by the Design Council.
Italian industrial product designer Antonio Carratù graduated from the Milan Polytechnic and has international experience in Ireland and Poland. Detail-oriented, with a strong passion for the technological capabilities of wood and design of toys.
Designregio Kortrijk offers the designers in residence the BUDA::LAB facilities during Interieur 2014 to work and present their established residency work on the topic ‘Open Design for a better connected community'. They will interact with Ventura invitees who perform their ‘making’ process and show their end results, with architectural students using the prototyping lab for a challenge posed by the Flemish Architecture Institute, and of course with the Interieur visitors.
During the Biennale INTERIEUR 2014, there is also a programme of short lectures and open discussions on the theme ‘the machine is a craftsman’, together with presentations and a variety of workshops.