28 Nov 2018


Design Residency 2018 Talk: Laura Spring and Elina Laitinen

25 May 2018, 4-6 pm

To round up their first of two working visits in Helsinki, HIAP designers-in-residence Laura Spring (UK) and Elina Laitinen (FI) will discuss their practices and their upcoming research in the frame of this year’s HIAP design residency programme. Under the theme “Arranging Practice: Proximity, Distance, Instance,” the discussion will center on the designers’ motivations for locating their work in close proximity to their cooperators, tools and materials and attempt to conceptualize this arrangement, exemplary for a momentous current in contemporary design, in view to the historical birth of design by the separation of planner and maker as well as to today’s condition of computation-inspired instantaneous, super-territorial activity.

Panelists: textile designer and maker Laura Spring, fashion designer Elina Laitinen, Juuso Tervo (Aalto University), Leena Svinhufvud (Design Museum) and Martin Born (HIAP, moderator).

The HIAP design residency programme 2018 is produced in cooperation with the British Council, Helsinki Design Week, Aalto University and the Design Museum.

The event is free and open to everyone.

The HIAP design residency was first established in 2012 as part of the World Design Capital programme in Helsinki and is produced in partnership with the British Council, Helsinki Design Week and Aalto University. The theme and structure of the programme is curated by HIAP associate curators Martin Born and Rosa Tolnov Clausen.