Shanna Soh

Design Researcher and Lecturer
Netherlands (residence)
research interests: Design research, design education, academic research, design, fashion, textiles, intertextuality, interdisciplinary, Dutch design, transcultural design, transnational design, national identity
affiliation: Koninklijke Academie van Beeldende Kunsten (KABK) | Amsterdam Fashion Institute (AMFI)

Shanna Soh lectures at the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague (KABK) and the Amsterdam Fashion Institute (AMFI). Alongside her teaching roles in design education, she is also a design researcher with a MA in Design Cultures from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU Amsterdam). She specialises in multi-disciplinary research and design education on the historical and contemporary contexts of fashion and textiles, from dynamic transcultural and transnational perspectives. 


She considers her work environment as a (virtual) playground, in which participants are actively engaged to have fun while co-creating experiments which question and reflect on past, present and future issues, especially those that tend to be deeply embedded within the design ecosystem.


In addition, she is the co-founder of Schone Vormen, a design collective which explores the boundaries of research, art and design, and often deliberately traverses these borders.


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