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Dr Harah Chon

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    I am the Course Leader for the Central Saint Martins Birkbeck MBA and a designer, researcher and educator.

    I began my professional career as a fashion designer at Ralph Lauren and have experience working in New York City, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Singapore. As a researcher, I have held research posts at the School of Design at Jiangnan University in Wuxi, China and the Department of Science of Design at Musashino Art Univeristy in Tokyo, Japan. Throughout my academic career, I have developed and led the MA Design programme at LASALLE College of the Arts and designed masterclasses for the Lien Centre for Social Innovation at Singapore Management University, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and Nina Hospitality (Chinachem).

    My research activities focus on design theory and philosophy across the themes of collaborative design frameworks, disruptive approaches to interdisciplinary design, and knowledge transference. I advocate the furthering of discourses on design and cultural sustainability, social design and design knowledge. Many of my frameworks and design methodologies have been applied across the fields of intangible culture and heritage, tourism and hospitality, and social innovation.

    I hold a BFA from Parsons School of Design, MBA (Distinction) and PhD from Hong Kong Polytechnic University.


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