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Migrants Explored in New London Exhibition

Design Museum's new display for young designers focuses on theme of migration reports LondonTown.com
    LONDON, ENGLAND, July 22, 2015 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Four emerging talents from the world of design will be given the chance to show their ideas at the Design Museum this winter. The Designers In Residence display, running from 9th September 2015 to 31stMarch 2016, invites new talent in design to take over a gallery, using it to provoke conversations, actions and thoughts around a theme, which this year is migration. The Design Museum is located in Shad Thames, close to Tower Bridge and a short walk along the Thames from the cultural attractions of the Southbank. For more information on events taking place in the area, see LondonTown.com, where you can also find the latest room rates for London hotels.

The 2015 Designers in Residence are Chris Green, Stephanie Hornig, Hefin Jones and Alexa Pollmann. Each has responded to the theme of migration with a specially developed project, showcased for the first time in an exhibition at the museum. These cover various areas. Chris Green will explore the potential of drones and their use within cities as a 'living' layer of urban infrastructure, while Stephanie Hornig questions the meaning of home and the role of furniture in increasingly compact and flexible live/work environments. By designing objects with light architectural materials she proposes new alternatives for domestic furniture, where each piece can adapt to different contexts as the owner moves through life.

Hefin Jones uses his background in service design to work with ex-mining communities and towns. He encourages his participants to use design to repurpose traditional Welsh culture and heritage, imagining the role they might play in the future of space travel. Seminal characters from the coal mining industry are remodelled for this cosmic future in a series of documents, films and photographs. Finally, Alexa Pollmann's "Indivicracy" imagines a radically transformed version of democracy for a socially-networked future. For the exhibition Alexa creates new pieces for a national costume - from shoes and gloves to a personal falcon, as well as a new national dance in which visitors can participate. For more information on this and other exhibitions and events at the Design Museum, see LondonTown.com.

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