Stand + Stare

Stand + Stare is a small interactive design studio. Our work combines digital technologies with tangible things to communicate, connect and create meaningful interactive experiences.

Our exhibitions, installations and apps often serve to tell stories – be that through documentary interviews, oral histories or animations using archival material. Our work usually incorporates real things, such as objects you handle or books you flick through, augmented to provide a route into the narratives within them.

We work on projects large and small with a range of commercial clients, cultural organisations and academic institutions. Through working with Universities, we are able to research ideas and new technologies before applying them to commissions and commercial projects. 

We work regularly with archives and collections, where our exhibitions and installations often provide a “way in” or introduction for visitors, and also with communities to help people communicate their stories.

Stand + Stare is based at SVA (Stroud) and PMStudio (Bristol). It was founded in 2009 by brother and sister, Barney Heywood and Lucy Telling. 

Clients and collaborators include: The Barbican Centre, Royal Shakespeare Company, Carnegie Hall (New York), Museum of Science and Industry (Manchester), Watershed (Bristol), Battersea Arts Centre, University of Bristol, University of Leeds, University of Birmingham, Random House, Macmillan, Birmingham REP, Manchester Museum, Oxford Museum, The History Press, CityRead and Audible.  

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