Designer, Researcher, and Facilitator in the United Kingdom
Lili Golmohammadi is a designer, researcher and facilitator. Her interdisciplinary practice draws on a wide variety of media, methods and processes, including a close engagement with materials and embodied ways of knowing and learning through the use of performative, tactile and design-led approaches.
Lili has a background in fashion design and trend forecasting, working with companies including Zara, Pull & Bear and WGSN. Her recent research has centred on design education, sustainability, trend forecasting and ageing and fashion. She has extensive experience devising and leading community-based arts projects, including a recent open-participation event at the Wellcome Collection exploring media representations of female ageing. Lili recently co-presented research on design methods for pedagogic practice in a symposium Designing Education: A Critical-Creative Practice at the BERA Annual Conference 2018. Her recent publications include a co-authored chapter in Teaching Fashion Studies – Pedagogy and Practice (2018, Kent Ed.).
Lili’s current research interests include critical design, design education and digital technologies in health and wellbeing. She is an RSA Fellow, a Research Assistant at Goldsmiths University and an Associate Lecturer at London College of Fashion. She is currently also a PhD student attached to the IN-TOUCH project at University College London, her research exploring the relationships between loneliness, touch, digital technologies and the elderly.