Else Skjold is an associate professor at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen. Her Ph.D. 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. Through this, she has worked with a line of larger and medium-sized companies in the fashion, textiles and interior sector of Denmark where she has facilitated sustainable development through generating artistic development projects with designers, conducting in situ observations and qualitative interviews and investigating select user groups and their wardrobes. She has recently applied this approach in her research on 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 Cluster about circular business models in the areas of fashion, workwear, furniture and carpets.
Contact: Institute of Architecture and Design, The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Philip de Langes Allé 10, 1435 Copenhagen K, Denmark.