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Treechada

Treechada’s decision to return to Goldsmiths was, in part, due to her experience of the institution as a milieu that values interdisciplinary education and emphasises critical thinking in a uniquely friendly atmosphere.

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Department Design
Country Thailand

Treechada completed a Masters of Research (MRes) in Design at Goldsmiths in 2008, where she explored issues of sustainability in Indonesian craft industries through ethnographic fieldwork in Java and Bali and drawing on postcolonial theory. She took this experience and knowledge to Thailand and worked for several years as a design educator specialising in sustainable design. Treechada returned to the Department of Design in 2013 as a PhD student in order to examine the shift towards sustainability in Thailand's design education.  By bringing ‘whole systems thinking’ (e.g. Fritjof Capra and Stephen Sterling), critical pedagogy and Thai education culture into focus together, she aims to create a transformative pedagogical model for teaching sustainability to undergraduate design students in Thailand. Treechada’s decision to return to Goldsmiths was, in part, due to her experience of the institution as a milieu that values interdisciplinary education and emphasises critical thinking in a uniquely friendly atmosphere.

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