2017 MDP Summer Design Residency Call for Proposals! The MDP Summer Design Residency is granted to a creative practitioner or team whose experimental design work engages emerging issues in science, technology, culture, and society. The winning proposal should demonstrate how design/making can be used as a mode of inquiry and critical engagement.
This call for proposals welcomes Designers, Filmmakers, Architects, Artists, and Makers to submit a proposal for design-driven research to be conducted in Summer 2017, in residence in the MDP studio. The winning proposal should use Design / Making as a mode of inquiry into emerging issues in Science, Technology, culture, and / or society.
Our eclectic jury reflects MDP’s approach and interests. The jury for 2017 includes Paola Antonelli, Senior Curator, Department of Architecture & Design, Director of R&D, MoMA, New York; Jimenez Lai, Architect, Artist; Founder of Bureau Spectacular, Los Angeles; Dr. Elizabeth Chin, Anthropologist; Founder, Laboratory for Speculative Ethnology; MDP Core Faculty; and Jesse Kris, Senior Software Engineer, Netflix; MDP Thesis Advisor.
The selected resident/s will be awarded project space, a $5,000 stipend, a $5,000 project budget, access to Art Center’s state-of-the-art shops and facilities, and a small team of Media Design graduate students for seven weeks. The residency concludes with a small exhibition and public presentation.
Housed in a former supersonic jet testing facility, the MDP studio is part of the Wind Tunnel Graduate Center for Critical Practice, which includes the Wind Tunnel Gallery, the Graduate Art studios and galleries, and the Hixon Courtyard, in the heart of Art Center’s south campus in Pasadena, California.
For more information:
Kevin Wingate: kevin.wingate (at) artcenter.edu
Graduate Media Design Practices: www.artcenter.edu/mdp