Namkyu Chun (Doctor of Arts, MFA in Transdisciplinary Design) has been interested in critically engaging with discourses on design practices while questioning the social role of design(ers). This interest emerged from his cross-disciplinary experiences, including fashion design/merchandising, journalism, non-profit fundraising and design consulting, in multicultural contexts from East Asia to North/South Americas and Nordic Europe.
Namkyu's relationship with Aalto community began in 2014 as a doctoral candidate at the Department of Design. Since the completion of his doctoral studies in 2018, he got more involved in numerous teaching and educational development activities, such as the MA Thesis Journey project. Currently, as University Lecturer, he is situated in Department of Design / Media, and mainly involved in teaching English-medium Bachelor's program in Design. Additionally, he has been working for the EU funded research project Creative Practices for Transformational Futures (CreaTures).
I am a doctoral researcher for the CHEMARTS collaboration.
Additionally, as a member of Fashion / Textile FUTURES research group, I study on the notion of fashion thinking. With my research, I aim to bridge design studies and fashion studies.
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