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Studio BoomWehmeyer is founded by Judith van den Boom, who is using discourse as tool for investigation. Working together with a variety of partners, academies and institutes studio BoomWehmeyer explores different perspectives between hand and mind, culture and craftsmanship. Studio BoomWehmeyer work has been featured widely in publications and exhibitions, including solo exhibitions in New York and Shanghai, as also showcasing at events like DesignMiami/Basel, London Design Festival and others.
She received her masters at the Royal College of Art in London (UK), and currently pursuing her PhD at the Manchester School of Arts (UK). She is engaged in various collaborative platforms such as Unidentified Facility in the UK. In the years 2005 – 2015 Judith worked intensively with her practice in Shanghai and Jingdezhen, with craftsmanship, commission and collaborations. Building a practice and network still influencing this current day.
Judith’s methods of research, design and projects are inspired by her approach as practical idealist and has been practicing internationally over 10 years. Her work stems from an active mentality to seek new forms of making, collaborating and exploring towards a more intangible rol of design that stimulates new foundations within the changing landscape we live and work in.
For Judith craft is about much more than the process and material to achieve an outcome. Rather, it is a tool for presence, awareness and exploring relationships in ways that help too transcend to a richer sense of self, a new sense of connectedness, with others, and more sustainable ways of living. Projects are grounded in a dialogic research and making to explore narrative and form. Stimulating a synergy of being and becoming. The principle of synergy is a fundamental basis in the process of design. It is the creation of a whole, allowing all involved to propose a dimension that is bigger than the sum of its parts. It’s these dialogic processes that provide knowledge, engagement and a release the way we understand the world.
Next to the studio practice Judith is an avid lecturer, educator and collaborator, and has worked with institutes in Germany, the US, the UK, China and Canada.
Since 2012 Judith is Head of the Product Design department at ArtEZ Institute of the Arts, Arnhem (NL) implementing a new vision and program aiming to build a new generation that rethinks and builds new practices. Judith initiated the first ArtEZ Design in Residency where int. practitioners reside in the department, the Fieldworks program and many experimental and open methods working towards learning by design through a contextual and collaborative perspective. Also she develop a vivid platform of collaboration and research between the department and int. institutes from UK, USA and others.