3 Sep 2019


Design Residency 2019 events

The Design Residency will appear in many different forms on many occasions during the Helsinki Design Week. All the events have free entrance, the Design Diplomacy and Pecha Kucha require a reservation in advance.


14:00-16:00 Design Diplomacy 2019: The United Kingdom. Helsinki Design Residency’s resident 2019 Luke Jones meets his Finnish counterpart architect and a cabinetmaker Mikko Merz.
Location: The Embassy Residence of the United Kingdom in Helsinki
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16:00-17:00 The future, prevented and achieved. A presentation of Strelka Institute’s New Normal programme by Nicolay Boyadjiev / Strelka Institute and architect Pekka Airaxin. Strelka Institute is one of the main partners of this year’s Design Residency.
Location: HDW main venue, Erottaja 2
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17:30 Helsinki Design Residency project presentation and panel talk – architects Anna Burlakova (RU) and Luke Jones (UK) and designer/dancer Jérémy Gaudibert (FR/FI) present their research projects in the frame of the 2019 Design Residency programme in a panel conversation with João Guarantani (British Council), Nicolay Boyadjiev (Strelka Institute) and Martin Born (HIAP).
Location: HDW main venue, Erottaja 2
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20:00-22:00 PechaKucha Night featuring presentations by Luke Jones (UK) and Jérémy Gaudibert (FR/FI).
Location: Pörssisali, Fabianinkatu 14
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Throughout Helsinki Design Week period (5 – 15 September / closed on Mon 9 Sept):
The Design Residency exhibition – a showcase of the work of this year’s residents Anna Burlakova (RU), Luke Jones (UK) and Jérémy Gaudibert (FR/FI). Jérémy Gaudibert will activate his installation daily at 16:00.
Location: HDW main venue, Erottaja 2.


Residents / Year 2019

Anna Burlakova began her professional path with studies at the Ural State Academy of Architecture and Art. She currently lives and works in Moscow. In her job as an architect at the firm Megabudka, she began working with spaces intended for kids a few years ago. Since then she has taken part in many workshops and participatory design processes with children, which have brought her to want and understand more about the nature of playing and childhood space. For her interest in how people can develop and influence space when they are in game and acting, Anna has created toy factory apparatuses that rediscover the mystery complex of making embedded in common construction elements.

Luke Jones is an architect and researcher from London, working in practice at Mador Architects and lecturing in architectural design at the Cass School of Art, Architecture and Design. Luke’s research uses speculative design and narrative to explore material and technological development, transformation and estrangement across a number of platforms – writing speculative and science fictional worlds with Anna Mill as Mill + Jones, exploring architectural and urban histories and futures as a podcast About Buildings + Cities, and doing projects around urban ecologies, platforms and extended intelligence as part of Heat Island. In his project at HIAP, Luke traces a narrative on decarbonisation through the present and future of timber construction – natural processes, artificial carbon sequestration and emergent computation and intelligence.

Jérémy Gaudibert works within a plurality of fields, from product and graphic design to a dance practice that embraces both own work and teaching. Originally from France, he settled in Helsinki at the end of 2017. The constant friction between his different interests sparks a drive for research-oriented projects and the desire to seek connections above definitions. From questioning the use of material and labor in production processes to developing stimulating and engaging images and devices, he is working toward a joyfully provoking appreciation of the verb designing. Jérémy’s research project is a mapping of Finnish coffee culture in its different epochs, rituals, phases, brands etc., which he recomposes in a series of improvisational sense-seeking performances.

Invited panelists / Helsinki Design Residency panel discussion

João Guarantani is the acting director of the British Council’s Architecture Design Fashion programme.

Nicolay Boyadjiev is the education program design tutor of Strelka Institute’s programme The New Normal.

Martin Born is as a HIAP associate curator in charge of the Design Residency programme.

The Design Residency
The Design Residency is a residency programme for practitioners in design and related fields for the practical-critical examination of design as a cultural practice. Established in 2012, the programme is produced by Helsinki International Artist Programme – HIAP in cooperation with British Council, Strelka Institute, Helsinki Design Week and Design Museum with the support of the Finnish Embassy in Moscow and the Finnish Institute in St. Petersburg.