Maiko Tsutsumi

Subject Leader for MA Visual Arts: Designer Maker

Camberwell College of Arts

Biography

Maiko Tsutsumi is Subject Leader for MA Designer Maker, Camberwell College of Arts. Maiko studied and apprenticed in furniture making and Japanese lacquer work in Kyoto in the 1990s, before moving to London to study furniture design at the Royal College of Art. She completed a practice-based PhD The Poetics of Everyday Objects in 2007.

Her curatorial projects include Thingness (2011) and the Arts Council funded The Laundry Room (2012) at Balin House Projects featuring Richard Wentworth and Michael Marriott. Maiko has also been involved in the design industry for the last 16 years.

Research statement

Research and studio practice focus on the role of materiality and skills in the artistic practices, and their relationship to the practitioner’s thought processes.

Students

Bridget Harvey, How can Re-making and Repair Function as both Political Action and Design Strategy?

Selected research outputs

Biography

Maiko Tsutsumi is Subject Leader for MA Designer Maker, Camberwell College of Arts. Maiko studied and apprenticed in furniture making and Japanese lacquer work in Kyoto in the 1990s, before moving to London to study furniture design at the Royal College of Art. She completed a practice-based PhD The Poetics of Everyday Objects in 2007.

Her curatorial projects include Thingness (2011) and the Arts Council funded The Laundry Room (2012) at Balin House Projects featuring Richard Wentworth and Michael Marriott. Maiko has also been involved in the design industry for the last 16 years.