Mohajer va Pesaran
BD Ryerson University, Toronto
MA BFGU (MEXT Scholarship), Tokyo
PhD Bunka Gakuen Daigaku (JSPS Scholarship), Tokyo
My last name means “Immigrant and Sons” in Persian.
No, I’m not joking—my family took it when they moved from Afghanistan to Iran. With some sons, I guess.
I am the Program Manager of the Bachelor of Texiles (Design) and (Honours), and lecture in fashion and textile design and research in The School of Fashion and Textiles at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia.
I like collaborating, and am interested in what materials and relationships can emerge in communities of human and nonhuman people.
In my research and design practice I work with handmade Japanese paper and garments/products made from paper.
My interest at the moment is in storytelling and documentation in various formats including film, drawing, text, audio, etc. and doing extensive studio experimentation and research on paper as a textile for clothing.
I’m currently working on research projects for the British Museum and the Australian Museum.
I am currently editing a book called Radical Fashion Practices: a workbook of modes and methods, forthcoming on Valiz (lucky to be working with my colleague Dr Laura Gardner!!).
You can contact me at this silly long address:
...or have a look at my RMIT Academic listing.
...or maybe stalk me online. You’ll find me in some weird places.
thats what I looked like when this picture was taken