The Product Design Residency Program has invited the design group (Un)Known Collective from London for the February-April 2017 residency period. Through this residency, design professionals work within the department for a specific period of time and build bridges between practice and education.
(Un)Known Collective is formed by Anne Vaandrager, Katy Shand and Charlotte Nordmoen - all alumni of Material Futures, Central Saint Martins. Their multi-disciplinary work is focused on using materiality to explore themes of social sustainability. (Un)Known’s design responses are research driven, and function is defined by provocation rather than pragmatic solutions. They are concerned with investigating socio-political issues and forming responses that challenge and question their audience. Together they bring experiences from textiles, filmmaking and digital fabrication.