MA. Ng, W.

Wasabii Ng is a PhD candidate at the Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering.

Under the Materializing Futures Section, Wasabii explores the design potentials of mycelium-based materials, with a particular interest in tuning their experiential qualities through unusual techniques (such as sound), which offers immense possibilities for cleaner production and the design of novel responsive artefacts. Her research brings together research techniques from biology and design in a unique iterative manner. She works under the supervision of Prof. Elvin Karana, Prof. Han Wosten (Utrecht University) and Dr. Valentina Rognoli (PoliMi). Wasabii also has an affiliation with the Biobased Art and Design Group at the Avans University of Applied Sciences, guiding students and researchers on designing with mycelium-based materials.
Previously she graduated with a First-Class Honours BA in Textile Design at Chelsea College Of Art, University of the Arts London; and she holds a MA in Information Experience Design from the Royal College Of Art (RCA) London.

Education

  • 2014 – 2016
    MA Information Experience Design, Royal College of Arts, London (UK)
  • 2012
    BA Textile Design (exchange program), Rhode Island School Of Design, Providence (USA)
  • 2011 – 2014
    BA Textile Design First Class Hons, Chelsea College of Arts, University of the Arts, London (UK)

Experience

  • 2020 – present
    PhD candidate, Delft University of Technology
  • 2019 – 2020
    Design researcher, Center for Applied Arts and Research, Avans University of Applied Sciences
  • 2017 – 2019
    Designer in residence, Materials Experience Lab, Delft University of Technology
  • 2016 – present
    Art Director, Studio Mokojolito
  • 2016
    Design Strategist Accenture Interactive (London)
  • 2011
    Art Director, BBDO Singapore
  • 2010
    Art Director, WriteAngles Singapore

Wasabii Ng

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