Artist/Designer In Residence

We aim to translate our research findings into applications through design studies and artworks. The goal of the residency is to explore new ways in which to apply our research results for creative expression. Specifically, we aim to collaboratively create an art piece or design prototype that will be exhibited and publicized in appropriate venues. The residency at GCM can last for up to three months starting in March 2023 at the earliest.

Research conducted at GCM explores the interface of geometry, computation, and making. The scope of the project can be broad, but should leverage our research results in a direct way. Potential topics include (but are not limited to):

Please refer to our Research page and our Art & Design page for more information.

You are an emerging or established artist or designer interested in harnessing science and technological innovations in your creative work. In particular, you should have

  • expertise in computational design,
  • familiarity with digital modeling tools such as Rhino/Grasshopper, Blender, etc.,
  • experience in digital fabrication,
  • affinity to scientific research in geometric computing.
  • Access to our latest research technology, in particular computational design tools developed at GCM with hands-on support by the people who create the software and digital fabrication technology.
  • Access to a fully equipped fab lab including machines for laser cutting, CNC milling, and 3D printing, as well as standard hand tools and various custom-build machines.
  • A stipend that covers accommodation and living expenses.
  • A budget of CHF 10k for consumables, machines, presentation materials, travel, etc.
  • A highly interdisciplinary, collaborative environment.

Please submit your application via email to [email protected] as a download link of a single pdf. Your application should contain the  following information:

  • Contact information
  • CV
  • Portfolio
  • Reference Letters
  • A short pitch of your project idea and how it relates and makes use of research conducted at GCM.
  • The preferred duration and time frame of the residency.