In exploring the shifting roles of the designer within complex social systems, the studio embraces informal knowledge, everyday technologies, observational research and modes of defamiliarization when developing new methodologies to actively engage publics within design processes.

Here you will see the design of systems, interior and public spaces, food, games, images and products.


Hashemi-Nezhad graduated from the Royal College of Art and regularly teaches at Kingston University and Central St. Martins in London.

He is the recipient of a number of international design awards, research grants (AHRC), Near Now Fellowship (2015), and is part of Theatrum Mundi/Global Street, an international interdisciplinary research project from London School of Economics and directed by Richard Sennett which brings architects, designers and artists together to re-imagine public space.




2016 TRANS-DESIGN, Shanghai
2016 Hyson Green Workshops, New Art Exchange, Nottingham
2015 Soleil Jaune, La Poste HQ, Paris
2014 Ishinomaki Laboratory, London Design Festival
2014 Market Radio, Serpentine Gallery, London
2014 Standby, Salone Del Mobile, Milano
2013 Survival Kit, LCCA, Riga
2013 Alchemy, South Bank Centre, London
2012 Grand Domestic Revolution goes on, The Showroom, London
2012 Zoo-Topia (Curated by Eszter Steierhoffer), London Design week
2012 On the Edgware Road, Serpentine Gallery, London
2012 Seamless, India Art Fair, Delhi
2012 In Other Words, Sarai, Delhi
2011 Design Tide, Tokyo
2011 Tokyo Wonder Site, Tokyo
2011 Speak Out, Serpentine Gallery, London
2010 London Festival of Architecture, London
2010 Format Phtography Festival, Derby
2010 Cube Cityscape, Dutch Design Week, Amsterdam
2009 Auto-Progettazione Revisited, Architecture Association, London
2009 Sonarmatic, Sonar Festival, Barcelona
2008 Looks Like Music, CLASKA (Design Tide), Tokyo
2008 Digital Arts Festival, Tokyo


Kingston Unversity (current)
Central St. Martins (current)
Newcastle University
Royal College of Art



+44 (0) 77 2254 4707

Studio Address
230 Dalston Lane
E8 1LA, London
United Kingdom



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