Fortune Boat Workshop – Lao Jianhua, V&A Designer in Residence
Proposals are invited from UK based practitioners who wish to develop their practice and engage the public in participatory programming connected to the Museum’s collections and Power of Making Exhibition. Inspired by MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) Fab Labs and drawing on ideas about open source design, the Residents will facilitate access to making for the public inside the Museum.
The V&A is particularly looking for designers/makers with a background in 3-D art or design – from traditional to high tech making skills, experience in collaborative working and for whom engagement with the public is an integral part of their practice.
Applicants should be dynamic, ambitious and inspiring – pushing forward the boundaries of perception about creative practice, and contribute their skills/techniques to the residency. We are looking for applicants who can adopt a range of different roles and who are keen to draw upon the resources of the V&A and to enter into a dialogue with the public
Bursary offered (£16,800) and studio space provided.
For more information and to apply go to www.vam.ac.uk/jobs
Closing date for applications: 20 March 2011
Interviews: 5 May
Ben Laposky, ‘Oscillon 40′, 1952, Photograph of a computer-generated image
20.3 x 25.1 cm, Museum no. E.958-2008
Given by the American Friends of the V&A through the generosity of Patric Prince
Roman Verostko, ‘Manchester Illuminated Universal Turing Machine, #1′, 1998. Museum no. E.944-2008
Mark Wilson, ‘e4708′, 2008. Museum no. E.535-2008. Given by the artist