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Evading formal classifications, Bahbak Hashemi-Nezhad draws on design, architecture, ethnography and image-making in his practice.

Since 2009 Bahbak Hashemi-Nezhad has been working closely with collaborators across disciplines and scales in a studio practice that spans the domestic and public realm – producing work ranging from neighbourhood plans and public spaces to recipes, games, images and objects.

Hashemi-Nezhad has conducted lectures and workshops internationally and has exhibited as part of the Serpentine Galleries, The Showroom, Liverpool Biennial, Nottingham Contemporary, Shanghai Art and Design Biennale, Tokyo Design Week, MACBA Barcelona and LCCA Riga amongst others. He is the recipient of a number of international awards, collaborative research grants, fellowships, and is part of Theatrum Mundi/Global Street, an international research project from London School of Economics which brings architects, designers and artists together to re-imagine public space.

Hashemi-Nezhad regularly lectures at the Royal College of Art in London, where he graduated in 2008.

Gallery

  • The Urban Craftsmen, in collaboration with Sumida City Office, Tokyo

    The Urban Craftsmen, in collaboration with Sumida City Office, Tokyo

  • Open School East, Participatory design workshop of spaces and programme, Barbican

    Open School East, Participatory design workshop of spaces and programme, Barbican

  • Anatomy of a Street, London Festival of Architecture

    Anatomy of a Street, London Festival of Architecture

  • Orderly Conduct, Photographic Series

    Orderly Conduct, Photographic Series

  • Naak Wangi, Mapping Mapusa Market, AHRC, British Council

    Naak Wangi, Mapping Mapusa Market, AHRC, British Council

  • Public Plinths, Camden City Council, London Design Festival

    Public Plinths, Camden City Council, London Design Festival

  • Dinu stool, Ishinomaki Laboratory

    Dinu stool, Ishinomaki Laboratory

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Participatory Design Methodologies

Unbox Image Gallery, AHRC collaborative research grant, 2015

Hyson Green Workshop Units, Arts Council England, 2015

Near Now, Arts Council England & Innovate UK, 2015

The Urban Craftsmen, Artists’ International Development Fund, Arts Council England, 2014

Mapping Mapusa Market,  AHRC collaborative research grant, 2013

Seamless (Sarai, Delhi), Asialink research grant, 2012

The City Questions, Nottingham Contemporary, 2016

Trans—Design, Shanghai Biennial, 2016

Hyson Green Workshops, New Art Exchange, Nottingham, 2016

Soleil Jaune, La Poste HQ, Paris, 2015'

Lecture - 'Craft Thinking', Osaka Municipal College of Design, Japan, 2015

Artist’s Talk - Serpentine Gallery, London, 2014

Stand by, Milan Salone del Mobile, Milan, 2014

Camden Highline, London Design Festival, 2014

Survival Kit, LCCA, Riga, 2013

Possibility Forum, Serpentine Gallery, 2013

Futurist Library, Liverpool Biennial, 2013

UnBox Festival Delhi, British Council, AHRC, 2013

Grand Domestic Revolution Casco, The Showroom Gallery, 2012

Zootopia, London Design Festival,  Festival of Architecture, London, 2012

Communal Knowledge, The Showroom Gallery, 2012

On the Edgware Road, Serpentine Gallery, London, 2012

Seamless, India Art Sumit, Delhi, 2012

In Other Words, Sarai, Delhi, 2012

Opaque/Platform, Design Tide, Tokyo, 2011

Speak Out, Serpentine Gallery, London, 2011

Anatomy of a Street, London Festival of Architecture, London, 2010

Orderly Conduct, Format Photography Festival, Derby, 2010

Auto-Progettazione Revisited, Architecture Association, London, 2009

  • Westminster Council
  • Nottingham City Homes
  • Victoria & Albert Museum
  • Tokyo City Office
  • Sutton Council
  • University of the Arts, London
  • Serpentine Galleries 
  • Nottingham Contemporary