Our residency programme supports designers to develop new skills, take risks, undertake research and create exciting, new work influenced by our collection, building and themes.
The studio is a place for them to reflect and consider new ways of developing their practice. By sharing this process, the designer will give people a glimpse into how they work.
We will be offering two residencies each year open to designers, makers and collaborators from across the creative industries.
Fragments of a Fictional Place
Our first Designer in Residence is Simon Meek, mixed-media storyteller and founder of Glasgow-based games studio The Secret Experiment. His most recent work, a surreal noir video game called Beckett, also features in our Scottish Design Galleries.
Simon will be developing an experimental work of fiction called Fragments of a Fictional Place. Presented as a unique array of digital artefacts, performances and print, each element will depict an event from within an entirely made-up, yet knowingly-familiar, Scottish town.
With an emphasis on physicality and audience interaction, Simon will be writing and designing short-form dramas as a collection of experimental interactive works, and plans to make the experience available as a digital download.
This residency is supported by The National Theatre of Scotland’s Citizen of Nowhere project.
Follow Simon’s journey on social media using #VADResidency