Sasha de Koninck, Ph.D.

Sasha de Koninck, Ph.D.

Sasha de Koninck, Ph.D.

Visiting Assistant Professor
she/her

dekoninck.2@osu.edu

230 Hayes Hall
108 North Oval Mall
Columbus OH 43210

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Areas of Expertise

  • Soft Goods
  • Apparel Design
  • Textiles
  • Electronic Textiles
  • Wearable Technology
  • Speculative Design

Education

  • PhD, Intermedia Art, Writing, and Performance, University of Colorado Boulder
  • MFA, Fiber and Material Studies, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
  • BFA, Fiber, Minor in Sound Art, Maryland Institute College of Art

Select Recognition

  • 2022 Puffin Foundation Grant recipient 
  • 2021 Mission Zero Seed Funding recipient
  • 2017 Nominee, BLOOOM Award by WARSTEINER 
  • 2016 DCASE Individual Artist Creative Project Grant recipient
  • 2015 DCASE Individual Artist Professional Development Grant recipient
  • 2015 Spoonflower Emerging Designer Grant recipient 

Current CV


Sasha de Koninck is a visiting assistant professor in the Design Department at the Ohio State University. While studying textiles in undergrad, she was introduced to the field of electronic textiles and wearable technology. She went straight to graduate school after completing her BFA, in order to further continue the expansion of her research. She recently completed her Ph.D at the University of Colorado Boulder, where she worked with Laura Devendorf and the Unstable Design Lab. She has worked as an educator at all levels–undergraduate studies, K-12, and with adults in the museum setting. 

Her practice spans the fields of writing, textiles, design, installation, performance, and wearable technology. She has exhibited across the United States and Europe, most recently with a solo show in Boulder, CO, for her project ‘Unlearning the Garment from the Body’. Sasha is also the director of the Research Lab of Ambiguous Futurology and a co-organizer of the residency ‘Electronic Textile Camp’. 

Currently, her research is focused on objects that are designed to fall apart; the undoing of labor; memories recorded in stained garments; and wearing secondhand clothing. 

Selected Publications

  • Nikita Menon K. P., Eldy S. Lazaro Vasquez, Hannah Curran, Sasha De Koninck, and Laura Devendorf. 2023. Weaving Augmented Reality Markers. In Adjunct Proceedings of the 2023 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing & the 2023 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computing (UbiComp/ISWC '23 Adjunct). Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, 310–314. https://doi.org/10.1145/3594739.3610786
  • Eldy S. Lazaro Vasquez, Lily M Gabriel, Mikhaila Friske, Shanel Wu, Sasha De Koninck, Laura Devendorf, and Mirela Alistar. 2023. Designing Dissolving Wearables. In Adjunct Proceedings of the 2023 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing & the 2023 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computing (UbiComp/ISWC '23 Adjunct). Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, 286–290. https://doi.org/10.1145/3594739.3610781
  • Laura Devendorf, Sasha de Koninck, and Etta Sandry. 2022. An Introduction to Weave Structure for HCI: A How-to and Reflection on Modes of Exchange. In Designing Interactive Systems Conference (DIS ’22). Associa- tion for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, 629–642. https://doi.org/10.1145/3532106.3534567
  • de Koninck, S., and Devendorf, L. (2022) Objects of care, in Lockton, D., Lenzi, S., Hekkert, P., Oak, A., Sádaba, J., Lloyd, P. (eds.), DRS2022: Bilbao, 25 June - 3 July, Bilbao, Spain. https://doi.org/10.21606/ drs.2022.440
  • de Koninck, Sasha. “We Produce Future Heirlooms.” BIAS: Journal of Fashion Studies, no. 8, 2021, pp. 50– 53., https://doi.org/https://issuu.com/dresspracticecollective/docs/bias_journal_of_fashion_studies_2021.

Selected Exhibitions

  • 09.2023 Electronic Textile Camp Exhibition, Prairie Ronde Artist Gallery, Vicksburg, MI
  • 07.2023 Unlearning the Garment from the Body, The Dairy Center, Boulder, CO
  • 03.2023 Woven/Unwoven, Spartanburg Art Museum, Spartanburg, SC
  • 02.2023 From: Future, NoBo Art Center, Boulder, CO
  • 10.2022 eTextile Spring Break Exhibition, Prairie Ronde Artist Gallery, Vicksburg, MI
  • 09.2022 Synonyms for Future: An Archive of The Research Lab of Ambiguous Futurology, Salisbury University, Salisbury, Maryland
  • 12.2021 The Research Lab of Ambiguous Futurology, NFO XPO Booth, Successful Failures: 30 Years of Lumpens, Radical Media and Building Communities of the Future, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL
  • 10.2021 Responsible Fashion Series: Can Fashion Save the World?, Royal Academy of Art, Antwerp, Belgium 

 

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