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Else Skjold

MA, Modern Culture and Communication/ Institute of Litterature, Copenhagen University

  • Philip de Langes Allé 10, Bygning 68. Indgang C+D

    1435 København K


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Else Skjold is an associate professor at Design School Kolding, 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-orientedwardrobe studies, and design and business strategies for sustainability. She has recently applied this approach in her research on fur and in ethnic entrepreneurship (the THREAD project). 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.

Curriculum vitae

CV Else Skjold (1969)

MA in Modern Culture and communication, november 2003
2019    Associate Professor at Design School Kolding in User Studies, Sustainability and Design Management

2016    Assistant Professor at Design School Kolding

2014    Post Doc at Design School Kolding and Kopenhagen Fur
2008    PhD student at Designskolen Kolding/CBS; ©reative Encounters
2007    Research assistant for the project: ”Fashion Research at Design Schools” at Designskolen Kolding
    Visiting tutor at Form and Theory, Designskolen Kolding
    Examiner for dissertations at Designskolen Kolding and Denmarks Design School
2006    Research assistant at the project: ”A Study of International Fashion Research” at Designskolen Kolding

Research area

  • 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

Projects 2006 2020

Take Back af Tekstiler

Skjold, E.


Project: Research


Skjold, E. & Larsen, F.


Project: Research

Research Output 2007 2018

Design for Profit or Prosperity?

Skjold, E. & Larsen, F., 25 Jun 2018.

Publications: Contribution to conferencePaperResearchpeer-review

The Renew Project

Skjold, E., Larsen, F., Ræbild, U. & Berg Søndergaard, S., 21 Aug 2018, Kolding. 54 p.

Publications: Book / Anthology / Thesis / ReportReportResearchpeer-review


Adorned in Dreams: Reversing the Gaze: From the look of fashion to the lens of the wardrobe

Skjold, E., 1 May 2017, In : Clothing Cultures. 4, 1, p. 13 28 p.

Publications: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Bæredygtig modeindustri

Skjold, E., Kjær, L. B. & Gerner Nielsen, E., 21 Oct 2017, In : Politiken. p. 1 1 p.

Publications: Contribution to journalContribution to newspaper - Comment/debateCommunication

Biographical Wardrobe Method

Skjold, E., 1 Aug 2017, Opening up the Wardrobe: A Methods Book. 1. ed. Oslo: Novus forlag, p. 47-49 2 p.

Publications: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

Activities 2007 2019

Det nye er det gamle og det gamle er det nye

Else Skjold (Lecturer)
20 Jun 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesLecture and oral contribution

Pels - mellem mode og natur

Else Skjold (Lecturer)
28 May 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesLecture and oral contribution

Sustainable Fashion Research Agenda

Else Skjold (Organizer)
13 May 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conference


Birger Christensen 150 år - paneldeltager i talk om mode og bæredygtighed

Else Skjold (Lecturer)
2 May 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesLecture and oral contribution

PhD supervision course

Else Skjold (Participant)
1 Apr 20192 Apr 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course


Press / Media

Venstrefløjen er klar på klimaafgift på tøj

Else Skjold


1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media

Instagram får bunkerne i klædeskabet til at vokse

Else Skjold


1 item of Media coverage

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Modens klima-topmøde anklages for greenwashing

Else Skjold


1 Media contribution

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