Open Call


Designregio Kortrijk is looking for 3 highly motivated and recently graduated designer-makers or creative artists to join in a regional residency in Kortrijk, Belgium.


It is a 3-month full time working residency from September to December 2018. Designregio Kortrijk provides for the selected Designers in Residence Kortrijk:

  • accommodation
  • usage of Budalab Open Makerspace & Bolwerk Workspace
  • experts in several domains and support of Designregio Kortrijk
  • one-time travel expenses


This year's theme is: 'Discover the Next Space'
Spaces that heal.
In-store shows.
Hospitality in hospitals.

The 3 young designers develop an experimental concept for the future of spaces, through confrontation between citizens, society, entrepreneurs and education in regions such as Kortrijk.

Additionally, during the Biennale Interieur from 18 to 22 October 2018 the Designers in Residence Kortrijk will be offered a unique opportunity to show their research and on-going progress to an international audience.

​Apply HERE


Designers in Residence Kortrijk - edition 2017

This video recaps our last research on SOCIAL LIQUID BOUNDARIES

THE LIQUID STATE =
Maria Pita Guerreiro (PORTUGAL)
Sahil Thappa (INDIA)
Déborah Janssens (FR)

Read the interview with Maria, Sahil and Déborah here.



What about our ALUMNI Designers in Residence?




Déborah Janssens is part of the creative team at Object Interview
Portuguese Maria Pita Guerreiro is doing another Design Residency at Ílhavo, Aveiro for Vista Alegre.
Meanwhile Sahil Thappa is teaching in The National Institute of Design (NID) and taking courses on open source innovation, making, digital fabrication and sustainability.

Guillaume Morillon is Conceptual Designer at Extremis, the innovative SME of Dirk Wynants, with headquarters in Poperinge! And he moved to our Eurometropolis, Lille.
Katharina Sofie Kraus went to Germany to work as a Interior Architect & Project Manager at LAY InnenArchitekten.
Catherine Oldershaw is Experience Designer at MAYA, a digital design and innovation lab in Pittsburgh, USA.

The Italian Antonio Carratù is Industrial Product Designer at Sebra Interior that designs decoration and furniture for children in Denmark.
Robin Andersson returned to his beloved China, more specifically to Shanghai where he works as a Product Designer at Neuni Group.
Lucie Barouillet is Product Designer at design firm Arup in London.

Connect with them!


The residency library




Order your copy HERE


Need a shredder for your precious plastic project?




The shredder made by DIRK (Designers in Residence Kortrijk 2016) inspired by The Precious Plastic project by Dave Hakkens is at the BUDALAB &
can be used by you!

Contact Lise


We Are The Next Generation TALKS


As an extension to the Designers in Residence Kortrijk, Designregio Kortrijk organizes ‘WE ARE THE NEXT GENERATION’: young designers graduated from notable international schools, get the opportunity to give a lecture or workshop on their research.

Are you the young TOP designer we are looking for? Apply now!

Come and see the next 'WE ARE THE NEXT GENERATION talks' at Bump Festival,a one-day creativity festival about graphic design, creative development and motion graphics on Friday 22 June 2018 in Kortrijk!


Interieur 2018


The 26th Biennale Interieur (18-22 Oct 2018) will be a voyage to an amazing place full of interesting experiences. A voyage where reflection and value, business and meaning, come together and mutually strengthen each other.
Our ALUMNI designers & The Designers in Residence Kortrijk 2018 will show their research and on-going progress to an international audience. Come & see!