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Thea Urdal

Journalist and designer in product design and textiles

She is very very fond of text and textiles. She’s both a journalist and designer (yes, confusing) with a BA in Product Design and Textiles from OsloMet, an MA in Graphic Design and Illustration from the Oslo National Academy of the Arts combined with an educational stint at Parsons New School of Design, New York.

As a designer she’s interested in emotional design, curiosity, speculative fiction and the importance of semantics. Her design practice can in many ways be rooted in the fuzzy and fluffy in-between zones of graphic design, textile design, service design and interaction design. She has always loved creating spaces for interaction, facilitating for conversation, food experiences, engagement and knowledge exchange, and then documenting said exchanges into either publications, exhibitions or types of audiovisual media. She enjoys this kind of designer-as-translator work, it gives her a true sense of pleasure.

Over the years her journalism and critiques have appeared in both international and Norwegian publications, periodicals and dailies. She’s also worked extensively within the field of Norwegian contemporary art and has a penchant for planning and producing exhibitions, talks and lectures.

About talk:

information about the Design talk will be published soon

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