Day Festival

Support Systems (Designers in Residence Takeover)

Join the Design Museum for a day of talks, performances, science experiments, screenings and workshops curated by this year’s Designers in Residence; Studio Ayaskan, Yinka Danmole, Chris Hildrey and Soomi Park.

What to expect

This one day event brings together a spectacular line-up of speakers across the fields of design, architecture, science, film, food and performance to reflect on topics including; machine intelligence, diasporic identities, homelessness, and representations of nature through technology.

Timetable of Events

12.00-12.30 & 15.00-15.30
Crystal Landscapes
Performance
Creative Workshop

Crystal Landscapes is a live performance and experiment by the design-duo Studio Ayaskan that sheds light on their design process that investigates connections between technology and nature and the lifecycles of materials.

For the performance Studio Ayaskan will combine natural stones, pigments and sand-like materials with liquid ‘hot ice’ solution, to reveal the process of solidifying a crystal landscape.

This will followed by a brief talk from the designers about their inspiration behind the Design Museum residency and their studio approach as a whole.


12.00-14.00
Objects of Desire
Talk/Screening
Bakala Auditorium

Objects of Desire is a two-part event exploring the relationship between emerging technologies and human desires.

The screening will consist of films by designers and filmmakers that illustrate the complex relationship between machines and humans. It includes Soomi Park’s recent project for her residency at the Design Museum, Embarrassed Robots (2017).

Following the screening there will be a discussion between Soomi Park, Nestor Pestana, Joseph Popper and Amina Abbas-Nazari.

Films include:
Embarrassed Robots (Soomi Park)
Make Your Maker (Lucy McRae) Elsewhere (Joseph Popper) The Infumis (Nestor Pestana) Complex Cinderellas (Amina Abbas-Nazari)
Clairvoyance (Hiroki Yokoyama)
The Microbial Verdict: You Live Until You Die (Zoe Hough) Desire Managment (Noam Toran) Drones with Desires (Agi Haines)


13.00 -15.00
Make una yarn chop belle full (Let's discuss and eat till we’re full)
Salon
Bauhaus and Ulm rooms

Yinka Danmole is hosting a salon for members of the diasporic community to come together for a conversation about diasporic language and heritage over a traditional West African cuisine.

Participants will reflect on the visual representation of language through analysing expression, tones and variations of diasporic dialects. Guests will also discuss how our perception of cultural heritage has been affected by new technology.

Visitors are welcome to drop in and join the conversation.


16.00 -16.30
Streetwise Opera performance
Atrium

Chris Hildrey invites Streetwise Opera to perform a piece in response to Satyagraha – an opera by Philip Glass. Streetwise Opera is an award-winning charity that uses music to help people make positive changes in their lives. Working with people who have experienced, or are at risk of, homelessness they run workshop programmes across England and stage critically-acclaimed operas.


17.00-18.00
Exploring Homelessness
Talk
1st Floor reception

Chris Hildrey leads a panel discussion exploring the role of design and the arts in engaging with homelessness and other vulnerable areas of society. Speakers include:

Chair: Chris Hildrey, Designer in Residence
Paula Lonergan, Crisis
Matt Peacock, Streetwise Opera
Melissa Kerschen, Glass Door
Marice Cumber, Accumulate

Image credit | Designers in Residence 2017

Image credit | Studio Ayaskan, Photo by - Rosie Reed Gold

Image credit | Studio Ayaskan, Photo by - Rosie Reed Gold

Image credit | Studio Ayaskan, Photo by - Rosie Reed Gold

Image credit | Chris Hildrey. Photo by Rosie Reed Gold

Image credit | Chris Hildrey. Photo by Rosie Reed Gold

Image credit | Chris Hildrey. Photo by Rosie Reed Gold

Image credit | Yinka Danmole. Photo by Rosie Reed Gold

Image credit | Yinka Danmole. Photo by Rosie Reed Gold

Booking information

Crystal Landscapes
Creative Workshop
£5 adults/concessions

Objects of Desire
Bakala Auditorium
£8 Adults / £5 concessions

Make una yarn chop belle full (Let's discuss and eat till we’re full)
Bauhaus and Ulm Rooms
Free drop in

Exploring Homelessness
1st Floor reception
£5 Adults

Streetwise Opera performance
16.00 -16.30
Atrium
Free drop in