A bit about me

SHORT VERSION: 

 

Lara Chapman is a London-based writer, design researcher and curator. 

 

MID-LENGTH VERSION: 

 

Lara Chapman is a London-based writer, design researcher and curator. 

Her work explores and makes visible the hidden narratives, patterns and politics that operate in everyday objects. Lara has written for publications such as Disegno, TLmag, Running Dog, Frankie, and The Design Writer and has exhibited projects at the V&A, Dutch Design Week, Onomatopee Gallery and the Stanley Picker Gallery.

 

She holds an MA in Design Curating and Writing from Design Academy Eindhoven (2019) and a BA in Product and Furniture Design from Kingston University (2017).

 

LONG VERSION: 

 

Lara Chapman is a London-based writer, design researcher and curator. Having grown up in Sydney, Australia and worked as a ski instructor in Switzerland for a few snowy seasons, Lara moved to the UK to pursue an education in design. She studied a BA in Product and Furniture Design from Kingston University (2014-2017) and then an MA in Design Curating and Writing from Design Academy Eindhoven (2017-2019).

 

Her work explores and makes visible the hidden narratives, patterns and politics that operate in everyday life and at material levels. Recent work has examined topics such as the power of collections, language as a technology, manipulation strategies designed into consumer objects, critique through popular culture, emoji, toilet paper and guerilla interventions in museums.

Other research interests include the shifting definitions of the contemporary curator, subversion through the misuse/appropriation of mundane objects, and the design of language and its implications.

She was the web editor for TLmagazine (and continues to write for their print publication) and a Curatorial Research Assistant at the Design Museum, London for the Home Futures exhibition. She has shown work in various exhibitions, most recently at the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) January Late: In the Palm of your Hand and JUNK: All That is Solid Melts into Trash at Dutch Design Week 2019.

 

Lara has written for publications such as Disegno, TLmag, Dezeen and The Design Writer

PRESS CLIPS: 

 

Lara Chapman Puts Art- and Emojis- in a New Light, Frame Magazine, Issue 133, 2020 

Augmenting Museum Tours With Emojis, L:SN Global, 2019

EATING DISORDERED interview, Diariocomo, 2019