Ina Norrman is a designer-maker with a background in psychology and her work is guided by her interest in people and place. Psychological and philosophical ideas are central to her work and she has a keen interest in how processes of making can engage people on social topics as well as the therapeutic benefits of creativity and making.

Materials and processes are important in Ina's work and therefore the story behind an object or project will decide on them. Questions concerning how we understand the world around us and how objects and environments influence us both consciously and  unconsciously, are central to her creative practice.

As a result of these interests Ina, together with two other creatives set up 'Collective Exchange' during a Designer in Residency at Middlesex University in 2016. Collective Exchange is a community based exploration in how  making processes can bring communities together, exploring historical and contemporary topics as well as unveiling stories and a sense of belonging. 

'Collective Exchange's' blog can be followed at
collectiveexchange.org