Shared Faculty Studio
The John and Fonda Elliot Designer in Residence program is an opportunity for the Design Innovation Initiative to bring a leading designer/practitioner to the University each year for the purpose of sparking innovation through selective engagement in teaching and collaboration in design innovation initiatives.
The Designer in Residence’s [DIR’s] role includes maximizing substantial exposure to faculty and students through selective engagement in teaching and/or workshops, collaboration with faculty, and execution of a project during their residency that is associated with the Kent State University Design Innovation enterprise.
The Designer in Residence & Faculty Shared Studio serves as an open and reconfigurable studio space to meet the project needs of the DIR, as well as to host cross-disciplinary faculty-led projects. The total space in the studio is approximately 1200 square feet. It is situated close to a seminar-style meeting space, kitchenette area, casual gathering area and the “Blank_Lab.”
Faculty teams can apply for timeslots to host their collaborative projects in the studio as a means to showcase their intersectional ideas and support a meaningful and accessible space for coming together to work in ways that take advantage of the scope of resources provided throughout the DI HUB.
Call for Proposals: AY 2023/2024
The Design Innovation Hub is seeking proposals for research projects that wish to be housed in the DI HUB's Shared Faculty Studio during Fall 2023 and Spring 2024. This studio enables KSU faculty teams to host their collaborative projects in a shared space as a means to showcase their intersectional ideas. the Shared Faculty Studio is meant to be a meaningful and accessible space for coming together to work in ways that take advantage of the scope of resources provided throughout the DI HUB. This research project can reflect the work from any KSU departments, but should emphasize cross-disciplinary collaborations and reflect the mission of the Design Innovation Initiative.