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Serveh is an art and design researcher and educator currently working in Naarm/Melbourne.

Serveh Naghshbandi is an art and design researcher and educator currently working in Naarm/Melbourne. She conducts design-based and art-based research to explore collective forms of creativity. As a multilingual researcher, she explores socially-engaged art/design practices to create culturally-responsive and creative learning spaces.

Serveh holds a PhD and MA in Education, MA in Art studies, and BA in Design. She has worked in educational settings in Iran, Canada, and USA. During the last two decades, she has moved away from the design of “things” towards the design of “ideas” through participatory design methodologies that engages with the public. 

She has involved in various projects, ranging from conducting workshops in rural regions in Iran and First Nations lands in British Columbia, Canada to developing educational materials for the UN’s Environment Program. 

She is currently exploring embodiment and sound in education in two collaborative projects: developing an embodied meaning making educational process at IPCS and exploring sonic experiences of school children in Tehran. For details of her publications and experiences, please visit her website: DesignEdAtelier

Serveh also plays the Kurdish Tanbur and the Setar, an Iranian traditional musical instrument.

Serveh is an IPCS Visiting Fellow for 2022.

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