Designers in Residence
Designregio Kortrijk
2020-2021





3 design-researchers,
a process-oriented approach



As we started to work together, we realized that we shared a common vision on our role as designers : a vision less concerned by the form and more interested in the process.

We commonly believe in the power of looking deeply at what is already there in order to build visions of the future that are contextualized.

Emilie Froelich
is a French architect passionated by the imaginaries linked to the riverscapes.

In 2017, she co-founded “figures vives”, an experimental platform gathering 13 recently graduated fellow students.  In this context, she explores the interactions between the body and the space, understood as a combination of material and immaterial layers.

She is currently based in Almería and Strasbourg, collaborating with La casa Amarilla
and Semper Vera.

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Jadd  Hallaj
is an architect and urban designer from Aleppo [Syria]  currently based in Paris. By merging heritage with design,he wants to assist in preserving and creating context-relevant spaces anchored in sustainablesocial practices at all
scales of a territory.

For him, local design networks can contribute to developing urban systems, by promoting new ways of production or integrating marginalized communities in a holistic design process. He aspires to one day expand such networks in Syria and its region.

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Elena Falomo
is a sort of cerberus:
the heads of a designer, an engineer and an artist sharing the same body. In her practice she mixes art, activism, code and physical computing to create speculative probes and hyperbolic products. She engages in feminism, digital rights, open software and open culture through her works.

Her interests brought her to found few artistic collectives to address pressing contemporary issues. She is also a passionate educator teaching in universities across Europe.

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Key dates

23.12.20
K-Totem Installation

08.01.21
Future of workSpectulative design workshop OpenHuis organized with DeStuyverij

15.01.21
Creativity streaming Live presentation of the project  organized by Designregio Kortrijk, Unesco Creative City, Xpo Kortrijk and Vlaanderen Circulair

03.02.21
Future of Leisure Spectulative design workshop  organized with UGent and Howest