Naama Schendar

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Position Lecturer in Design
Department Design
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Naama Schendar

Naama Schendar is a performer, director and film maker. Her work explores how narrative, speculation and the body are involved in the construction of socio-political norms. 

Naama’s work revolves around collaboration, encounter and conversation. At the base of her research lies the individual sensory-bodily experience, and the knowledge obtained through it. Her collaborators are experts who study or work within a certain field, but also those who have direct experience or have been influenced by the subject matter. These ‘experients' range from scientists such as neurobiologists and psychologists, to school children, police officers, and other individuals whose experience has relevance to the work.

Naama has worked professionally in London and abroad for the last 15 years. She appeared in leading roles in film, TV, dance and theatre performances, worked as a video editor of documentary series, an art director in film, a creative and artistic consultant in various capacities, and a negotiation & crisis management guide. 

Naama’s work has been presented and exhibited internationally in Theatre Scope (Kyoto), the Southbank Centre (London), World Building Institute (LA), the Science Gallery (Dublin), Design Indaba (Cape Town) among others.

Naama studied art direction for theatre and set design (BDes) at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy (Amsterdam), and Design Interactions (MA) at the Royal College of Arts (London). 

Naama has been teaching in the BA Design since 2017, and in the MAEP since 2018. Before that she was a visiting tutor at the Royal College of Art.