Daphne 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 Textiles (Design) and (Honours), and a lecturer 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. I’ve done projects for the British Museum, Australian Museum, Valz, iD, Dazed, FRUiTS, and others. I’ll be headed to Europe in 2024 to undertake a research fellowship on rag papermaking. 

In my research and design practice I work with handmade Japanese paper and garments/products made from paper. I workwith designer Jake Nakashima-Edwards  on an ongoing rresearch and design project called DNJ Paper

Feel free to get in touch