Else Skjold is Associate Professor, PhD in Design and Sustainability at the Danish Royal Academy of Fine Arts, The Design School, Denmark. She holds an MA in Culture and Communication from the University of Copenhagen (2003) and a PhD from Copenhagen Business School and Design School Kolding (2014).
Since her PhD, she has conducted research in collaboration with a line of DK based SME’s within the fashion- and textiles sector, with a particular focus on strategic design development and communication based on organizational thinking and deep user studies (wardrobe studies). Within the latter years, she has worked with debated and wicked areas such as fur and ethnic entrepreneurship and currently works with a cross-sectional project on circularity within the framework of DK innovation network Lifestyle & Design Cluster. In her daily work, she teaches on the MA Strategic Design and Entrepreneurship (KADK+CBS) and is newly appointed Head of the MA Fashion, Clothing and Textiles: New Landscapes for Change, at the KADK.