Stay, create and present in Tokyo with 3331 Arts Chiyoda's residence program
Residence Period: 2014.12.07-2015.01.07
(above) Defamiliarisation Lab, 2014
Bahbak Hashemi-Nezhad is a designer based in London. His varied works cross disciplines and scales, form the design of domestic and public spaces, to food, games, interventions and products.
He is interested in the rapidly changing role of the designer in society and developing new methodologies that actively engage the public within design processes through image-production and notions of defamiliarisation.
He graduated from the Royal College of Art in 2008 and regularly teaches at Central St. Martins and Kingston University in London.
During his time at 3331, Hashemi-Nezhad will be exploring the social, spatial and economic ecosystem surrounding traditional Edo craft and modern industry in Sumida-Ku, Tokyo. This research will be facilitated by Sumida City Office and will lead to a series of proposals that will explore new relational modes of making in the face of technological, economic and social change. This residency is supported by Arts Council England.
Bahbak has documented his residency in photo and text here: http://bahbak.tumblr.com/