NON NATIVE NATIVE (NNN) is a design and research initiative based in Amsterdam. We explore the subject of cultural/national/political identity and contemporary migration, expanding the possibility of a cross-disciplinary co-production with other fields of expertise such as social science and journalism. NNN projects are made up of visual research, documentary film, and public events, displaying personal explorations of the shifting political and social realities. In 2019 the initiative launched its public program NNN EMBASSY with an aim to extend the international, non-western discourses within the cultural landscape. The initiative is founded by Belle Phromchanya, operates in collaboration with diverse professionals to celebrate the art of reclaiming the unclaimed.

Born in Bangkok, Thailand in 1984, Phromchanya was trained as a graphic designer before relocating to Amsterdam in 2011 to study a Master in design at the Sandberg Instituut, Gerrit Rietveld Academy. Along with her practice as designer/researcher under the moniker Non Native Native, she is also a co-founder of ACED: an institute for design, art, and journalism, and a guest lecturer for BA and MA programs at various art academies.

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PRESENTATION
Bangkok CityCity Gallery
Bangkok Underground Film Festival 2017
Beijing Design Week 2013
CA Korea Magazine
Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design
De Appel Arts Centre
De Punt Amsterdam
Faena Art Center
Galleries' Night Bangkok 2018
The Hmm
Moose Space
NEVERNEVERLAND
Open Set
Pakhuis de Zwijger
Thailand Creative and Design Center
World Design Capital Cape Town 2014
Wall Street Eindhoven


PARTNER & COMMISSIONER
Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst
Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research
International Convention of Asia Scholars
Leiden University College The Hague
MOTI
OneWorld Magazine
Royal Thai Embassy, Den Haag
SNV Netherlands Development Organisation
SOUP HQ
Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie
Stimuleringsfonds voor de Journalistiek
Studio150
Thailand Ministry of Culture
Workpoint News

WORKSHOP
AKV St. Joost Breda
Bangkok University
The Central Academy of Fine Arts Beijing
Chulalongkorn University
Design Academie Eindhoven
Fontys
ArtCoDe Tilburg
HKU University of the Arts Utrecht
MU Eindhoven
Otis College of Art and Design
Royal College of Art London
Sandberg Instituut Amsterdam
Thai Student Academic Conference
King Mongkut's University Thonburi
Kingston University

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