FLDWRK radically repositions applied design research in the practice model. It converges and focuses large practice strength, small research studio fluidity, and the depth of academic research.
FLDWRK is a research and design collective that investigates the current systemic transitions in society, moving beyond the limits of normative design practice as a necessary response to the urgency of todays challenges. FLDWRK is defined by the critical thinking that emerges from meaningful and inclusive collaborative process, operating at the intersection of research, academia and practice.
FLDWRK is highly speculative, projects are laboratories, armatures for redefining, experimenting, prototyping and testing hypotheses that while respond to evolving and changing context to frame a future.
Andrew King and Robert Fiorino lead FLDWRK.
FLDWRK is independent. It converges Lemay’s lemayLAB and King’s academic and design research initiative AK A, leveraging the depth of knowledge, record of excellence and trans-disciplinary methodologies.
FLDWRK is currently working within five research streams with over a dozen collaborations with universities, foundations, communities, commercial and institutional organizations, journals and forums for the projection of a positive future.
The practice is the project.