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TREND EXPLORATIONS 

A major part of my design research practice involves ethnographic trend explorations around the world to identify critical and enduring signals of change. I conduct interviews and observations in order to understand what is shifting and emerging in the world. I document these trips and from them create insights to inspire design ideas, and craft multi-sensory experiences and inspiration tours.

The fieldwork images on this page are as follows: an observation and cooking class with Buddhist nun Jeong Kwan at Baekyangsa Temple in South Korea, assisting a sensory meditation at Studio Olafur Eliasson in Berlin, a tour of Noma in Copenhagen, a Maiyet fashion show during Paris fashion week, an interview with Li Edelkoort at Trend Union in Paris, a visit to a revolutionary chocolate factory in Mexico City, and lunch in the home of a Japanese food activist in Tokyo. 

I have done field work in Paris, London, Berlin, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Chicago, New York, Tokyo, Shanghai, Seoul, San Francisco, Warsaw, and Mexico City.