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)
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Shanna Soh lectures at the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague (KABK) and the Amsterdam Fashion Institute (AMFI). Alongside her pedagogical 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 teaching 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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