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Bahbak Hashemi-Nezhad draws on design anthropology and aesthetics to develop methodologies that actively engage users and stakeholders within design processes.

Hashemi-Nezhad is an award-winning designer, researcher and educator with a focus on co-design and social design. He has worked with the public sector, local authorities, museums, cultural and educational institutions to foster collaborative culture and develop intuitive tools and methodologies that proactively engage end-users and stakeholders in design processes when addressing complex and open-ended problems.

Hashemi-Nezhad is the tutor of design innovation courses at the Shanghai Academy of Fine Arts two years running, RCA X OPPO research associate and lecturer on the Design Products programme. He has exhibited and conducted workshops both in the UK and internationally, including with the Serpentine Galleries, London; Liverpool Biennial; Shanghai Biennale; Tokyo Design Week, MACBA, Barcelona and LCCA, Riga.


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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