Design Museum’s Designers in Residence 2020 Programme

The Design Museum is devoted to contemporary design in every form, from architecture and fashion to graphics, product and industrial design. A core part of its programme is Designers in Residence, is an annual residency that promotes emerging design talents.

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The museum selects four designers working in different disciplines, to further develop their individual responses to the theme and brief. Successful residents will share the museum’s Designers in Residence Studio, which provides a place for the residents to work as well as a space to exhibit their finished projects.

The theme for 2020’s is “Care”, as humanity enters a new decade characterized by technological acceleration, 24/7 working, and climate uncertainty, there is a crucial role for design in supporting the ways we care for ourselves, each other and the planet.


To provide designers in the early stages of their careers time and space to develop their practice and produce new work, and to offer museum visitors an opportunity to engage with live design projects.

Who is it for?



London, UK

Duration of stay

Not mentioned.

Financing amounts

Each resident is provided with a commissioning budget of £6.000, which goes directly towards producing the work that will be presented at the end of the residency.

A bursary of £8,000 is also offered to support the development of their career and to fund their practice.

Source of funding

The project is supported using public funding by Arts Council England.

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