Bahbak Hashemi-Nezhad’s studio practice spans formats and scales from the domestic and public realm, images, food, games, spaces and products.
Embracing informal knowledge, everyday technologies, observational research and modes of defamiliarization his work investigates through real life projects the adaptive roles of the designer in complex social systems by developing methodologies and tools to actively engage publics within design processes.
Hashemi-Nezhad has exhibited and conducted workshops extensively both in the UK and internationally, including with the Serpentine Galleries, London; The Showroom, London; Shanghai Biennale; Liverpool Bienniale; Digital Design Festival, Tokyo. He is the recipient of a number of international design awards, research grants (AHRC), fellowships (Near Now), and is part of Theatrum Mundi/Global Street, an international interdisciplinary research project from London School of Economics which brings architects, designers and artists together to re-imagine public space.
Hashemi-Nezhad trained at the Royal College of Art where he currently leads a Masters platform focusing on experimental participatory design methods and collaborative models. He lives and works in London.
TEACHINGDesign Products MA, Royal College of Art
The list below is a selection of companies, individuals and organisations that I have developed projects with since 2008.
Sumida City Office, Tokyo
Studio Makkink & Bey
Arts & Humanities Research Council
Four Corners Books
TABOO ONE and DJ BAKU
Zoological Society London
People Tree, Goa
Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art
Muf. Architecture / Art
Bahbak Hashemi-Nezhad Ltd.
230 Dalston Lane
E8 1LA, London, U.K
+44 (0) 77 2254 4707