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 Academie. 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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Bangkok Art and Culture Centre
Bangkok CityCity Gallery
Bangkok Design Week
Bangkok Underground Film Festival
Filmvirus Wildtype
Beijing Design Week
CA Korea Magazine
Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design
De Appel Arts Centre
Dutch Design Week
Galleries' Night Bangkok
The Hmm
Moose Space
Open Set
Pakhuis de Zwijger
Porto Design Biennale
Thailand Creative and Design Center (TCDC)
World Design Capital Cape Town
Wall Street Eindhoven

Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst
Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research
International Convention of Asia Scholars
Leiden University College The Hague
SNV Netherlands Development Organisation
Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie
Stimuleringsfonds voor de Journalistiek
Thailand Ministry of Culture
United Nations Development Programme
Workpoint News

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