Anna VIHMA

Residency Program

Research Residency Program


Anna VIHMA

Participating Project 
Research Residency Program 
Activity Based Finland
CityTokyo
Period 
2019.6 - 2019.7
Purpose of the residency

In 1955, the Finnish designer Kaj Franck received the renowned Lunning award, which allowed him to travel to Japan. This visit had an indelible impact on his practice. Franck recorded the trip in his travel diary, in maps, and in photographs - my research for the exhibition project uses this material as its point of departure.
My objective for the residency period is to follow Kaj Franck’s and other designer’s paths. I will use the time in Tokyo to conduct research on travel as a concept, and on the local designers, techniques and traditions that have influenced Nordic designers’ practices to such great extent.   

Plan during the residency

・research on the concept of travel 
・research on Kaj Franck’s travels and contacts in Japan
・research on the ways Nordic and Japanese design have influenced each other
・forming networks and collaborating partnerships for the exhibition project

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