Most independent design practices operate in a specific realm - commercial work for industry, the high end gallery market or experimental speculations. The practice of Tim Parsons and Jessica Charlesworth, a British husband and wife team working in Chicago, bucks this trend, attempting to produce poetic and culturally sensitive design responses across a range of contexts. In Products, Editions and Speculations, Tim and Jess will explain three recent projects and how their different backgrounds inform their collaboration.
Parsons & Charlesworth is a design studio founded in 2014 by Chicago-based British husband and wife team Tim Parsons and Jessica Charlesworth. After running independent practices they joined forces to pursue projects that explore the practical, rhetorical, poetic and speculative possibilities of object making. Working across a variety of media, they create objects, exhibits, texts and images that encourage reflection upon the current and future state of our design culture. Tim and Jessica are both faculty in the Designed Objects department at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and are graduates of The Royal College of Art in London.
This lecture is open to PolyU staff and students, as well as the public. Because of limited seats, online registration is required.