Creative Entrepreneur-in-Residence Scheme

If you are a London-based creative entrepreneur wishing to take up a short-term residency with one of Creativeworks London’s research partners, this scheme is for you. Below are examples of residencies that we have funded. More information about the scheme can be found here.

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Dr Tine Bech and City University London


Bech hosted Space 2050: Seeing and Seers on the 28th of January 2016. The exhibition / event invited staff and students of the Cass Business School to imagine themselves as in the year 2050 in order to re-image our future learning and research spaces and to send messages back to 2016.

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Ian Hunter and Kingston University London


In his residency with Kingston University Ian Hunter from the Materials Council explored the potential to pair a physical materials library with a digital platform in order to aid and inspire more creative material solutions. Simultaneously the project worked to reinvigorate Kingston’s existing materials library, ReMaterialise, using it as a test bed for their ideas and creating an exemplary model for how a materials library can work.


Becky Stewart and Queen Mary University of London


The residency allowed Stewart to prototype her Integrated Button three times, and ultimately create a final version combining 3D printing, laser cutting, circuit board milling, soldering and hand sewing. For the Creativeworks London Festival in April 2016 Stewart continued work on her project developing it into a full garment.

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Sarah Cole and The British Library


Bringing literature into everyday life the Poetic London residency paired Sarah Cole of TIME/IMAGE Online with Stella Wisdom from The British Library in order to create a mobile phone app mapping poetry and archival material onto London. The result is now available to download for free on both iOS and Android devices, created on the GoodBarber app building platform.

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Dan Barnard and Goldsmiths, University of London


Paired with Marco Gillies and Nicky Donald of Goldsmiths’ Computing department this residency sought to understand audience participation through motion tracking software, interviews and surveys.


Kasia Molga and Chelsea College of Arts, University of Arts London


For their residency with Chelsea College of Arts the World Wilder Lab set out to create a ‘plug in and play’ version of PlanEt, a portable toolkit that would additionally facilitate data sharing, collective digital mapping and the transmission of environmental data. To achieve this they worked with Cyril Shing and his students from BA Interior and Spatial Design, placing PlanEt at the centre of the course curriculum, conducting research by teaching.

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Deborah Werbner and Goldsmiths, University of London


Working with Jonathan Freeman, a professor of Psychology and Digital Media, Deborah Werbner of Ogenblik Ltd conducted two co-design workshops with groups of students and psychologists. The sessions involved mind mapping exercises and group discussion which when reviewed presented a number of conclusions which were implemented into a critical methodology.


Ghislaine Boddington and Guildhall School of Music and Drama


The residency allowed Boddington time to follow through research connectivities she has built up during her twenty years of practice. Her findings will be presented at a number of conference presentations and panels, it was also feature in several upcoming written outputs.


Nick Makoha and Goldsmiths, University of London


Nick’s overall aim, to create an in depth digital archive of black metic poets that will be a permanent fixture at The Goldsmiths Writers’ Centre. To begin this process Nick conducted interviews with black metics living in the UK and abroad, recording their experiences as a series of videos. The poets Nick interviewed include Chris Abani, Elizabeth Alexander, Gregory Parldo, Warsan Shire, Kei Miller, Kayo Chingonyi, Malika Booker and Anthony Joseph.

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