PRAKSIS and Norwegian Crafts are pleased to work with designer, curator, and writer, Benjamin Lignel to develop Residency No. 9, Adornment and Gender: Engaging Conversation. This residency will research gender politics in relation to material practices of creating, putting on, customising, and mixing adornment. During the residency Benjamin Lignel will work alongside a group of locally and internationally based residents to collectively explore ways of making oral (her)stories and (hi)stories publicly available. The residency will take place in Oslo between 23 April – 3 June 2018, with intensive collective activity taking place in two sessions; 23 April – 4 May and 21 May – 3 June. Selected residents have the option to stay in Oslo for the entire duration, or to commute for the two intensive sessions. Selections will be made on the basis of each individual’s potential to contribute to and benefit from residency involvement. Applications are now welcomed from local and international makers and thinkers across discipline, career stage and culture.