STUDIÕ WÊ & ÜS
is directed by kit braybrooke and sophie huckfield, and works with public institutions and communities around the world to foster social & ecological development1 through creative participation.
our conceptual framing is derived from the ancient tradition of commoning, or the act of collectively maintaining resources, practices, and ideas for all to share. our approaches to this are diverse and hands-on - from speculative design and critical making, to ethnographic research and public interventions.
our recent commissions have included:
- decolonising & culturejamming cultural collections;
- digital experiences for neurodiverse worlds;
- re-imagining the possibilities of public spaces;
- challenging assumptions around unlimited technological progress;
- exploring sustainable & care-full futures;
- fighting covid-19 isolation with museum producers;
- supporting practitioners in their digital practice.
for updates and special invitations, we invite you to join our mailing list, say hi on twitter or send us an old-fashioned email.
let’s evolve from a society of 'me' to one of us. ✊
1. our approach applies an intersectional framework to development that emphasises equity, access and diversity, acknowledges systemic inequalities and exclusions, and honours the interconnectedness of all living beings. the UN SDGs are a core reference in our work.
CLIENTS & COLLABORATORS
birkbeck university of london, UK
british council, UK & CN
british museum, UK
care-full design lab, RMIT, AU
counterpoint arts, UK
craft council, UK
create ireland, UK
BC council for intl cooperation, CA
design museum, UK
humboldt-universität zu berlin, DE
king’s college london, UK
london college of fashion, UAL, UK
loughborough university, UK
maker circle 创客圈, CN
modern clay, UK
mozilla foundation, UK
museum of vancouver, CA
simon fraser university, CA
university of birmingham, UK
university of sussex, UK
vancouver public library, CA
virtual futures, UK
victoria & albert museum, UK
wellcome trust, UK
our associate model is a platform for elective interdependency inspired by the symbiosis of lichens2 with fungi & algae - trusted others working together in networked, collaborative, and interdisciplinary ways. associates exchange creative labour through evolving relations and connections, a lot like a rhizome - an "assemblage acting on semiotic, material and social flows" (deleuze & guattari 1988:23).
2. "symbiosis in lichens is the mutually helpful symbiotic relationship of green algae [...] living among filaments of a fungus, forming lichen."