Corinne Quin

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Position Lecturer in Design
Department Design
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Corinne Quin

Corinne works across a range of scales - from objects and furniture to interiors, architecture and public realm. Her work explores how narrative, images and materiality are involved in the production of space. She is interested in contemporary spatial practices including: the making of architectural standards; redaction and how to withdraw from visibility; material mimesis in the built environment; the emergence of new visual languages to understand and describe scale; the interior as a fantasy space to reimagine ourselves; and the design of archives.

Corinne’s work has been presented and exhibited internationally at Triennale Design Museum (Milan), LABoral Centro de Arte (Gijуn, Spain), Cafa Art Centre (Beijing), Documenta 13 (Kassel, Germany), Aram Design Gallery, The Royal Festival Hall and London Design Festival (London).

Corinne has over 15 years commercial experience working with London based design practices including Ilse Crawford / Studioilse, Martino Gamper, Tord Boontje, Thorsten Van Elten, Publica, and Map Project Office. She also worked in New York with architectural research group C-LAB and the artist Matthew Barney. She currently runs her own practice specialising in creative direction, and regularly collaborates with architect Caireen O’Hagan to design and produce interiors for retail, workspace and residential clients. Corinne is also co-director of Autofoto, a collective dedicated to restoring analogue photobooths and to exploring the potentials of the photo-strip as an artistic medium today through workshops, events and collaborations.

Corinne currently co-leads BA Design Year 2. She has lectured in the Design Department since 2006, and in recent years has taught on BA Design year 1 and MA Expanded Practice. She has also taught at the Design Academy Eindhoven (NL), in Man and Wellbeing, and has been a crit tutor at Central St Martins (UK).

Corinne has a BA in Design and an MA in Research Architecture, both from Goldsmiths.