OPEN CALL: Designers in Residence Kortrijk 2020

Posted on: 6. July 2020

In challenging times we need inspiration for the future.

Designregio Kortrijk is looking for 3 highly motivated and recently graduated designer-makers or creative artists to join in a regional residency program in Kortrijk, Belgium. The Designers in Residence Kortrijk program is a 3-month full time working residency from October 2020 to January 2021.

The profile of the designers must correspond to the following criteria:

  • recently graduated (minimum level: master)
  • team player
  • manual skills (conceptual, handy, production, fabrication)
  • an international outlook.


This year’s theme is: THE FUTURE OF URBAN LEISURE.
The urban experience in general and urban leisure in particular are rapidly changing. Cities worldwide are investing heavily in the attractivity of the city centre. Car free pedestrian zones, festivities, artistic interventions, shopping experiences,…in short urban leisure, are the recipes that are implemented worldwide. This edition of the Designers in Residence tackles a broad topic and invites to reflect on the future urban condition.

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.

Designregio Kortrijk provides for the selected designers:

  • accommodation
  • monthly fee
  • usage of Budalab Open Makerspace
  • experts in several domains and support of Designregio Kortrijk
  • one-time travel expenses.


Deadline : 3. September 2020



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