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Helsinki Design Residency - Part Two

September 07, 2018

screen printed täkänä posters, Laura Spring

To conclude the final stage of my current design residency, I along with Finnish designer Elina Laitinen will be presenting my work at two public events as well as taking part in two further events as part of the Helsinki Design Week festival programme.


Monday, 10 September 2018 at 5–7 pm, Helsinki Design Week festival center, Keskuskatu

Designers in residence, textile designer and Laura Spring and fashion designer Elina Laitinen will discuss their work with Susanna Thiel (Design Museum), Juuso Tervo (Aalto University) and Martin Born (HIAP).

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Tuesday, 11 September 2018 at 8.20-10.00 pm,Valkoinen Sali (TICKETED)
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Friday 14 September, 2-4pm, British Embassy Residence (register to attend)

Design Diplomacy opens doors to the public of Embassy residences that only a few of us have been allowed to see. One design professional from each country meets a Finnish designer in a Design Diplomacy card game. Playful questions challenge both the speakers and the audience.

Design Diplomacy is an event concept launched by Helsinki Design Week in 2016. In addition to Helsinki, Design Diplomacy discussions have been organized in Reykjavik, Tokyo, Madrid, Berlin and Oslo.

Design Diplomacy at the British Embassy residence brings together this year’s HIAP design residents: Laura Spring and Elina Laitinen.

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15–16 September 2018 at 11 am – 6 pm
Design Museum, auditorium, Korkeavuorenkatu 23
Researching traditional textile techniques and testing for alternative positions for designers in clothing work, respectively, Laura Spring and Elina Laitinen have led processes that mark up against the visual instantaneousness of the digital realm and the object-focused distance set by design's industrial tradition. Their projects revisit these paradigms to explore by way of proximal work what relations, roles and ambitions can open up to and define possible other locations for the contemporary designer.
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Please do join us, all are welcome!
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