Corinne Quin

Corinne's work explores how narrative, images and materiality are involved in the production of space.

Staff details

Corinne Quin


Lecturer in Design




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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.

Publications and research outputs


Quin, Corinne. 2022. Redacted Mugs.

Quin, Corinne. 2014. Timekeeper Clock (2015).


Quin, Corinne and Richardson, Harry. 2023. Cinema Felix. In: "Cinema Felix", Reffetorio Felix, St Cuthbert's Centre, London, United Kingdom.

Quin, Corinne. 2022. Redacted Ceramics. In: "Domestic Monsters", Constance Howard Gallery, London, United Kingdom, 12 April - 31 May 2022.

Quin, Corinne. 2021. Design Department Collective Portrait. In: "Design Department Collective Portrait", Goldsmiths, University of London, United Kingdom, September 2021 - June 2022.

Conference or Workshop Item

Quin, Corinne and Hortala Vallve, Rafael. 2023. 'International Photobooth Convention 2023, London'. In: International Photobooth Convention. Various Locations, London, United Kingdom 13 - 16 July 2023.

May, Katherine and Quin, Corinne. 2022. 'Collective Cyanotype Workshop'. In: Design Department Away Day 2022. Creekside Discovery Centre, London, United Kingdom 21 July 2022.

Quin, Corinne. 2021. 'Experimental Photobooth Workshop - June 2021'. In: Experimental Photobooth Workshop. Goldsmiths, University of London, United Kingdom June 2021.


Quin, Corinne. 2023. As Big As A... Disegno(36), pp. 14-23. ISSN 2048-7770

Quin, Corinne. 2023. The Analogue Photobooth. Famzine, 3, pp. 6-7.

Art Object

Quin, Corinne. 2020. Sizegivers.

May, Katherine and Quin, Corinne. 2020. Studio Object Cyanotypes Wallpaper.

Artist's Book

Quin, Corinne. 2020. Sizegiver.

Quin, Corinne. 2013. Screen Presence: architectures of withdrawal.


Quin, Corinne and Chiles, Matthew. 2023. Sizegiver - how to measure the world.

Book Section

Quin, Corinne. 2011. Grandmother Clock, Timekeeper. In: Sivia Annicchiarico and Jan Van Rossem, eds. O'Clock: Time Design, Design Time. Milan: Electa, pp. 58-59. ISBN 9788883188725

Quin, Corinne. 2008. Timekeepers (2008). In: Rosario Hurtado and Roberto Feo, eds. Nowhere, now, here: investigating new lines of enquiry in contemporary design. Gijon, Spain: LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial, pp. 240-241. ISBN 9788461266746


Quin, Corinne. 2020. Sizegiver Daily Archive.

Printed Ephemera

May, Katherine and Quin, Corinne. 2023. Design Collective Cyanotypes Publication.

Quin, Corinne. 2021. Primer for a Design Department Collective Self Portrait.

Quin, Corinne. 2021. Collective Portrait Primer Poster.

Professional Activity

Quin, Corinne. 2024. Subject External Examiner for MA Product and Furniture Design, Kingston School of Art.


Quin, Corinne; Richardson, Harry and Awosile, Yemi. 2023. Community & Connection.

Quin, Corinne. 2021. Here/Then.

Quin, Corinne. 2020. Standard Practice.


Quin, Corinne and Chiles, Matthew. 2020. Standards and design at Goldsmiths University. Project Report. British Standards Institute (BSI), London.


Quin, Corinne. 2024. Here/Then: Photographic Archive. The Women's Art Library, Special Collections & Archives, Goldsmiths, University of London, London.