Else Skjold
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Else Skjold is an associate professor at the Danish Royal Academy of Fine Arts, The Design School, Denmark. She holds an MA in Culture and Communication from the University of Copenhagen (2003). Her PhD fellowship was affiliated with Copenhagen Business School, The Doctoral School of Organization and Management, and Design School Kolding. Her PhD thesis The Daily Selection(2014) initiated her continuing work within the field of design entrepreneurship in the crossover between cultural studies, business and design. Her key approach is the combination of design anthropology-oriented wardrobe studies, and design and business strategies for sustainability. She has recently applied this approach in her research on fur (Kopenhagen Fur and Design School Kolding partnership 2013-18) and in ethnic entrepreneurship (Innovation Fund DK 2017-19). She is currently working on a pilot project funded by the Danish Ministry for Research and Innovation and hosted by the Danish organization Lifestyle & Design Clusterabout take-back systems in the areas of fashion, workwear, furniture and carpets. This project relates to issues of business development for circular economy in the fashion-, textiles, and interior sector in Denmark. 

Curriculum vitae

2019- Associate Professor in Design and Sustainability at KADK
2019    Associate Professor at Design School Kolding in User Studies, Sustainability and Design Management at DSKD

2016    Assistant Professor at DSKD

2014    Post Doc at DSKD and Kopenhagen Fur

2008    PhD student at DSKD/CBS; ©reative Encounters

2007    Research assistant for the project: ”Fashion Research at Design Schools” at Designskolen Kolding
2006    Research assistant at the project: ”A Study of International Fashion Research” at Designskolen Kolding

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  • History and culture
  • Fashion Studies
  • Cultural Studies
  • media theory
  • Fashion and textiles
  • Sustainability
  • Consumer behavior
  • Design research
  • Process and method
  • wardrobe method
  • participatory design
  • qualitative studies