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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Creative Entrepreneur-in-Residence Scheme

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Dr Tine Bech and City University London


Working with Cass Business School, Tine will explore how play and art can be central to enhance understanding and expression in management of organisations. Tine will investigate how ludic participatory (playable and interactive) spaces can benefit organisations and help innovate and create change.

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Ian Hunter and Kingston University London


Ian Hunter and Professor Louis Nixon intend to explore how physical materials libraries paired with digital tools can aid and inspire creatives selecting materials, or those searching for an improved understanding of materials and materiality. Reconnecting architects and designers with the matter their designs will be made from.


Becky Stewart and Queen Mary University of London


While fabric sensors are an important area for wearable electronics, less research has looked at how chips could be easily (and beautifully) integrated into fabric. This residency will allow Becky the opportunity to explore how the traditional sewing closure, the button, could be used to house the integrated circuitry used to process data from fabric sensors.

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Sarah Cole and The British Library


Poetic London aims to bring poetry to life in London, exploring the connections between literary geographies, cultural heritage collections and the real world environment. Through initial research of British Library collections, this project will create an interactive digital poetry experience that delivers curated digital content in real world specific locations directly related to poetry and other relevant artistic works.

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Dan Barnard and Goldsmiths, University of London


Overtime fanSHEN have invited audiences to be more active in our pieces. This year we are taking it one step further by creating a piece in which the audience are truly the protagonists. It will be a playable theatre environment, which invites participants to experience the potential of their own agency. In collaboration with Marco Gillies and Nicky Donald from Goldsmiths, fanSHEN will gather and analyse data about how participants interact with the piece and the effect it has on them.


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


PlanEt is a digital device for collecting and visualising biological data from plants. By using plants as sensors we can gain much clearer and better understanding of the current conditions of our environment. Kasia Molga and Cyril Shing will produce an affordable “plug & play” version of PlanEt.

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Deborah Werbner and Goldsmiths, University of London


‘In a Nutshell’ aims to alleviate the huge emotional and financial costs of mental illness. Working with Professor Jonathan Freeman at Goldsmiths University, Deborah is to create an early stage prototype which functions as a ‘digital worry bead’. The product enables the wearer to signal distress situations, dysfunctional behaviour or ‘trigger’ moments…


Ghislaine Boddington and Guildhall School of Music and Drama


The premise for the project is that the UK Creative Industries are not as ‘creative’ as they could be. The project will examine one aspect of the issue, the emergent trend of ‘improvisation’ as a process of ‘making’ and how this (unknowingly) utilises methodologies pioneered by performing artists in the 1970s/80s.


Nick Makoha and Goldsmiths, University of London


Nick Makoha plans to design and uncover new knowledge on Black Metics. The term Metic (foreigners or resident aliens whose allegiances are split between their homeland and their new country) coined by Nick explains the phenomena experienced by black writers in the UK. The aim of the project is to create an in depth online digital archive, this will include interviews with black metics from the UK & abroad.

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