Designers in Residence 2024

Posted on: 11. March 2024

Designregio Kortrijk and Design Fest Gent join forces and invite you to apply for Designers in Residence Kortrijk 2024, with the theme “All the Small Things”.

The residency program runs from Monday, September 2 to Friday, November 29.

During this period, the three Designers in Residence are inspired by a fascinating community in Kortrijk & Ghent and are challenged to experiment, research, knowledge exchange and imagination. They will create contextual work and participate in inspiring excursions and conversations.

The residency offers: 

  • travel reimbursement
  • accommodation
  • fee
  • usage of Budalab Open Makerspace
  • experts and practical support of Designregio Kortrijk & Design Fest Gent

You are eligible if: 

  1. you are a recent graduate (minimum level: master or equal by experience);
  2. you are a team player;
  3. you have manual skills (conceptual, handy, production, fabrication).


Theme: All the Small Things

Focus on the “little things” and their importance in creating a sustainable future.

These little things can relate, for example, to material use, energy consumption, efficiency, recycling, user-friendliness and social responsibility. By paying attention to these small details and integrating them into the design process, the designer not only gains the capacity and creativity to respond quickly to current questions and problems but can also make a positive contribution to the bigger picture of sustainability and a future-oriented perspective.

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Designers in Residence Kortrijk is an initiative of Designregio Kortrijk, platform for creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship for the region Kortrijk in Belgium. A region part of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN) that breaths design thinking, visible through its design education, creative making industry, international events and inspiring public space. For this year’s recidency, we work together with Design Fest Gent, a new biennial festival in Ghent that provides space for designers to present groundbreaking ideas, an initiative by Design Museum Gent.



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