Designer and artist Bahbak Hashemi-Nezhad hosted a talk at the Serpentine Galleries Education Space.
Hashemi-Nezhad has developed a number of projects focusing on the spatial politics of Church Street NW8, devising new methodologies of participation and collaborative research with local residents, school groups, sheltered housing scheme residents and interventions into public space. He has worked with the Serpentine Galleries’ Edgware Road Project since autumn 2010.
Bahbak Hashemi-Nezhad (b. 1979) is a designer based in London. His varied works cover the design of domestic and public spaces, recipes, games, interventions, product and image-production. He is interested in developing methodologies that actively engage the public within design processes and notions of defamiliarisation as a design tool. He graduated from the Royal College of Art in 2008 and regularly teaches at Central St. Martins and Kingston University in London.
Selected exhibitions and commissions include: Edgware Road Project, Serpentine Gallery; Mapusa Market, British Council, AHRC (both 2014); Open School East, Barbican (2013-14), Futurist Library, Liverpool Biennial, Survival Kit, LCCA, RIGA, Telling Not Reading, muf architecture/art (all 2013); The Grand Domestic Revolution GOES ON and Communal Knowledge, The Showroom (both 2012).
Unwritten Handbook was a seasonal series of conversations with artists commissioned through Education and Projects at the Serpentine Galleries.