DESIGN.VE – VENICE DESIGN BIENNIAL launches this year its design residency program, giving the opportunity to a selected designer to spend one month in Venice and develop a project, which will be shown the year after, as a teaser for the upcoming DESIGN.VE – VENICE DESIGN BIENNIAL edition.
The program aims at connecting international designers with the traditional craftsmen and local makers, thus developing a strong bond between cutting-edge design research and the city of Venice.
Applications are accepted from November 1st, 2019 until January 31, 2020. The selected designer will be announced in May, in the occasion of the opening event of DESIGN.VE – VENICE DESIGN BIENNIAL 2020.
The residency will start in Autumn 2020 and the designer has to present within the end of his/her stay the project to produce, which will be developed within the end of the year.
For this first edition we would like to encourage the dialogue between contemporary design and two old artistic techniques that belong to the Venetian tradition: the glass engraving and mirror decoration and the battiloro, which consists in transforming gold and silver in thin leaves used to decorate wood, marble, skin or other materials.
The residency program will cover accommodation in Venice for 1 month in a private studio-house and the organization of the exhibition to present the result of the residency. Moreover, the organization will liaise with the local artisans in order to develop and produce the project.
For more information about the application process, please contact: email@example.com