Bahbak Hashemi-Nezhad

Central Saint Martins, UAL

Bahbak Hashemi-Nezhad

Bahbak Hashemi-Nezhad is a design practitioner, researcher and educator based in London. His studio practice produces work spanning the domestic and public realm, from neighbourhood plans and spaces to recipes, games, images and objects.


Hashemi-Nezhad holds a BA in Industrial Design from the University of Technology, Sydney and an MA in Design Products from the Royal College of Art, London where he currently leads a Masters platform focusing on experimental participatory design methods.


He is currently a PhD research candidate at Central Saint Martins, London where he is exploring the role of defamiliarisation in developing critical methodologies that actively engage publics within design processes.


Hashemi-Nezhad has exhibited and conducted workshops extensively both in the UK and internationally, including with the Serpentine Galleries, London; Liverpool Biennial; Shanghai Biennale; Digital Design Festival, Tokyo; MACBA Barcelona and LCCA Riga. He is the recipient of a number of international design awards, research grants, fellowships, and is part of Theatrum Mundi/Global Street, an international interdisciplinary research project from London School of Economics which brings architects, designers and artists together to re-imagine public space.