Open Call – Designers in Residence – Designregio Kortrijk

Designregio Kortrijk is looking for 3 highly motivated and recently graduated designer-makers or creative artists to join in a regional residency programme in Kortrijk, Belgium.

The Designers in Residence Programme Kortrijk is a 3-month full time working residency from September to December 2018. Designregio Kortrijk provides for the selected Designers in Residence Kortrijk:

• Accommodation

• Use of Budalab Open Makerspace & Bolwerk Workspace

• Experts advice and support from Designregio Kortrijk

• One-time travel expenses


This year’s theme is: ‘Discover the Next Space’

Designregio Kortrijk invites 3 young designers to develop an experimental concept for the future of spaces, through confrontation between citizens, society, entrepreneurs and education in regions such as Kortrijk.

During the Biennale Interieur from 18th to 22nd October 2018 the Designers in Residence will get the opportunity to show their research and on-going progress to an international audience.


Designregio Kortrijk is the platform for creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship for the Kortrijk region. They organise projects that encourage creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship, inspire with good practices and connect companies, designers, education and government. They are a joint venture of 5 regional organisations, with whom you will work closely together. This will allow you as a designer to connect with the local community (city of Kortrijk), local producers and the maker industry (Voka West-Flanders & Interieur Foundation), urban planners and developers (Leiedal) and innovative education (Howest).
The Buda Island is the focal point for a fascinating community of creative individuals, companies, cultural organisations, creative teaching as well as end-users. The aim is to connect with the local maker industry, largely embedded in the region and local producers in a contemporary way.


The Budafabriek, Budalab Open Makerspace & Bolwerk Workspace are the inspirational locations in Kortrijk (Belgium) where you will create, work and live.


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Apply HERE before Friday 1 June 2018

Completed applications must be submitted to Designregio Kortrijk before Friday 1 June 2018, 9:00 CET. Applications received after this deadline will not be accepted.