BB Studio is a creative technology company which focuses on engaging ways to tell stories using a considered and innovative user-centred design process to harness the newest technology impactfully.
Recent projects have included have included engaging immersive stories using virtual reality integrated with proprietary wearable technology used for educational and science communication, fashion marketing.
BB Studio has been short-listed for 2019 SXSW 'Alternate' to Finalists at Style & Wearable Tech in the Interactive Innovation category and awarded Worth Grant (EU) 2019, Wearsustain EU H2020 grant 2018, chosen for publication and presentation at the Electronic Visualisation and the Arts Conference, British Computer Society 2018 and awarded finalist at the New European Media awards 2016.
BB Studio follows a circular economy design methodology.
Bushra Burge is the Owner and Creative Director award winning creative technology company BB Studio. Her background of science, technology and sustainable design cultivates innovation within her multi-disciplinary team. BB Studio's recent projects have included engaging immersive stories using virtual reality integrated with proprietary wearable technology used for educational and science communication, fashion marketing and user-centred research and development.
Her career started 20 years ago as a software engineer within financial data, including the very first pioneering corporate e-commerce sites. Since then she has also had successful careers in sustainable fashion, academia and wearable technology. Her multidisciplinary curiosity has led her to degrees in science and design from Imperial College, London College of Fashion and Central Saint Martins. This has not only given her a unique agility and insider knowledge to connect dots for emerging trends, new ideas and problem-solving but has also allowed her to establish high calibre resource and networks from within a number of industries.
Bushra is an active advocate of empowerment of under represented groups and is a Non-Executive Director of SEIDEA tech-education startup for BAME women.
She is available for conceptualising and leading highly creative and innovative technology as a consultant and can bring in her own team for larger projects : Download CV.
Bushra Burge Studio is a registered company number 10789762
“A pleasure and an honour to collaborate with such a charming team, and an out-of-the-box and enthusiast entrepreneur as Bushra.“ Valerio Frascolla Director of Research and Innovation at Intel
“Due to her multi-disciplinary mindset and extensive experience and academic background within science, technology and sustainable fashion design Bushra provides a truly refreshing and holistic view towards innovation, storytelling and (business) solutions. Besides her inspiring drive, she has the unique ability to create an inclusive, multi-sensory language to tell engaging stories, using virtual reality integrated with in-house bespoke wearable technology. She is a perfect fit within the mindset of MINDFASHION.today, a holistic (re)framework for fashion that focuses on human innovation, using the language of fashion to contribute to sustainable solutions and a deep understanding of the human nature and nurture of fashion and its effect on the world”. Janne Baetsen Human Innovation | Counter/Cross-Cultural Identity + Language Developer | MINDFASHION.today | NL + UK
“Bushra has worked as a consultant for THTC a number of times over the space of 5 years. She has always been extremely reliable, flexible and effective. She proved to be a great problem solver and is quick thinking under pressure. Bushra was successful on a diverse range of projects. She was also a pleasure to work with and I would welcome the opportunity to work with her again.” Gav Lawson Founder & Director, THTC Clothing LTD
“Bushra is an absolute pleasure to work with; above all, professional and focused. Her broad experience in Art and Design ensures she brings depth of knowledge to any project. I would not hesitate in recommending Bushra, and look forward to working with her again in the future”. Fellow Masters students at Central Saint Martins, Nick Graham, Director Strategic Marketing & Digital Transformation, Huawei Technologies
2019 SXSW 'Alternate' to Finalists at Style & Wearable Tech in the Interactive Innovation category
2018 Wearsustain EU H2020 Award
2018 Publication and presentation at the Electronic Visualisation and the Arts Conference, British Computer Society
2016 Finalist at the New European Media awards
Jul 2019 Creation of an integrated multisensory wearable story (costume embedded haptics-vr) using a considered eco-ethical design approach. Electronic Visualisation and the Arts (EVA 2018) Conference
Jun 2019 The New Dimensions of Media : 5 Trends for the Future created by Futuremade for Sky
Jan 2019 Featured in "Exploring Computational Materials for Fashion"bInternational Journal of Design.
Jul 2018 Costume Embedded Haptics with Virtual Reality for Immersive Storytelling publication Electronic Visualisation and the Arts (EVA 2018) Conference
Jun 2017 DARK MATTER DARK ENERGY: soulful media, International Symposium of Electronic Arts 2017 : Catalogue Description and Exhibition
Exhibitions, Demonstrations, Speaking
2019 Art Residency and showcase exhibition (movie) : Augmented Attention Lab - Augmented Sensorium Festival, Pistori Palace, Bratislava, Slovakia
2019 Electronic Visualisation & the Arts/ British Computer Society Conference : Demonstration, Published Paper & Speaker
2019 Panel Speaking : Tomorrow’s wardrobe // Great Exhibition Road Festival // V&A
2019 Moderating : Fashion as a Walking Artform, Chelsea Library, SW3 5EZ
2019 Key Note Lecture : TEST : Talking Ethics, Sustainability and Technology
2019 Panel Speaking : Creative Futures 5 Fashion and Technology, Engage Works, London
2019 Imperial Lates : Wearable tech, fashion, and future clothing, Imperial College
2019 Fashion Futures : VR Meetup, The Fusebox, Brighton
2018 Asylum Peckham with South London Womens Association : Strong and Stable
2018 CSM : Body Data talk and demo
2018 UX VR Meet up talk and demo, The Fusebox, Brighton
2018 Final Showcase, BOZAR (Centre for Fine Arts - Brussels Museums)
2018 ICT Exhibition, Vienna, Austria - Wearsustain showcase part of the STARTS (Science, Technology & the Arts) is an initiative of the European Commission, launched under the Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.
2018 Brighton Digital Festival Hatsumi's mental health VR exhibition NoöSphere. credit Hatsumi, The Old Market, Brighton. Data visualisation of NHS mental health data : 'No of spell days per hospital, UK - November 2015' : GhostNet : Chilled edition
2018 Electronic Visualisation & the Arts/ British Computer Society Conference : Published Paper & Speaker
2018 Idea of the North Group Show, The Baltic Contemporary, Newcastle
2018 London Laser Series, CSM
2018 Digital Fancies, London Technology Week
2017 International Symposium of Electronic Arts, Colombia
2017 Propella Presents, The Future of, London
2017 Senate House, Opensenses by the Institute of Philosophy : DMDE v2.1
2017 Sculpture gallery, V & A London : Digital Drop : Showcased and demonstrated a number of pieces and works in progress
2017 Converge event, SXSW, Austin, Texas : sp-AR-kle AR jewellery worn by innovation leader Val Valcante panel presenting
2017 European Space Agency & Politecnico di Milano : Fashion in Orbit : short course development of Alienascent
2017 The Body Hacking Conference, Austin, Texas : Panel Speaker & Catwalk
2016 SCYA Goodmans Art Centre, Singapore : Dream of Stars talk and installation DMDE V1.2
2016 University of Fine Art, Porto, Portugal : New European Media 2016 Finalist talk and installation DMDE V1.2
2016 V & A London : E-stitches Talk & Demonstration DMDE V1.2
2016 Studio Kura, Itoshima, Japan : Artist Residency and Exhibition : Rural Decay
2015 The Laban Centre, London : Coastal Currents, Textile prints
2015 St Leonards Arts Festival, Hastings : Coastal Currents, Textile prints
2015 NTU & Antennae, Nottingham : Arcintex Workshop : collaborative wearable tech project Snooz
2014 Music Technology Festival, LSO, London : Interactive costume worn by cyber punk opera band Intelligentsia
2014 New Cross Festival : Nebulae Interactive costume : Interactive costume worn by cyber punk opera band Intelligentsia
2014 The Phoenix, Brighton : Fractured Transpareny : Projection Mapped film onto dress installation
2011 Central Saint Martins : MA Applied Imagination - Distinction
2008 London College of Fashion : BA(Hons) Fashion Design Realisation
1997 Imperial College : BSc(Hons) Biochemistry with Management
Art & Technology Collectives
2019 - present Arebyte Studios, Victoria
2018 - present South London Makerspace
2018 - present South London Women Artists
2017 - present E-stitches Group
2017 - 2019 Immersive Lab, The Fusebox Brighton
2010 - 2018 Creekside Artists, Bermondsey and Deptford (also Director and Trustee)
2010 - 2011 Centre for Creative Colloboration