The national exhibition project for 2019 – 2023 is about welcoming designers, makers and audiences back, to catch up on the landscape of UK performance design. It’s a chance to reconnect, be together, and reach out to new communities and audiences.
hello stranger emphasises responsivity and openness in the context of a changing world. As we emerge from the pandemic and face up to climate crisis, legacies of inequality, global conflict and the increasing prevalence of digital technologies in our lives, we face a changed landscape for performance design and scenography. How are performance designers responding and adapting to the key challenges of our times? How is our artform evolving in response to a changing world? What voices have been missing from the conversation?
For more information; https://www.hellostrangernationalexhibition.org.uk/
SBTD co-ordinates the UK professional for the Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space (www.pq.cz).
Since 2007 we have been fortunate to build a partnership with the V&A in London. Our most recent exhibition, Staging Places: UK Design for Performance representing a diverse range of work made between 2015 and 2019 was resident at the V&A from July 2019 – March 2020.
When possible, we take up invitations to tour these exhibitions. We are delighted to have partnered with the National Centre for Craft and Design (NCCD) in Sleaford, Lincolnshire where Staging Places was resident both physically and virtually, in September 2020.