Laura Spring has been chosen as Helsinki Design Resident for 2018. A graduate of Glasgow School of Art, she is based in the city’s Grey Wolf Studios where she makes work inspired and influenced by traditional design processes.
Her recent research has focused on the ancient Finnish weaving technique known as täkänä. Last year she received support from Creative Scotland to visit Finland and learn more about the method, visit archives and meet experts in this field.
The residency, which was advertised via an open call, will help Laura to develop and extend the reach of her work by presenting to local colleagues and audiences throughout Helsinki Design Week. She will also work alongside Finnish designer Elina Laitinen.
Head over to the British Council Architecture, Design and Fashion website to find out more about Laura's work and what she is planning to research in Helsinki in response to this year’s open call theme of ''Arranging Practice: Proximity, Distance, Instance'.
The residency is arranged by the British Council and Finnish partners and takes place in two parts from 14 - 27 May and 13 August - 18 September 2018. It is open to UK-based practitioners working within design, architecture and art and who are interested in design innovation.