Nanci Takeyama

Dr. Nanci Takeyama has received her Bachelor degree in Architecture and Urban Planning from São Paulo University, Master of Design from Kyushu University and Ph.D. in Design Research from the Kobe Design University. In her commercial career she has worked at very prestigious design studios, she owned her own design office with major corporate clients and her design works have been featured in several international design magazines and books.
Nanci is the founding director of ‘design for’, a group engaged in utilizing scholarly research, to advocate cultural understanding and preservation by using design as a dialogue. Through this dialogue, ‘design for’ aims to translate, reinterpret, adapt, and try out new ideas and forms in traditional crafts for contemporary living.
By sharing cultural information ‘design for’ aims to promote ethical consumerism and sustainable living with partnering communities. In 2013 this project won a UNESCO Honorable Commendation for Educational Innovation.

Student Projects by Coursework Taught (71)


Reflexivity in Representation of Snakes at NTU ADM Portfolio

Reflexivity in Representation . . . of Snakes (2015)

Melvin Tan Ming ‘En,


DECAY: Discover the beauty in our decaying bodies at NTU ADM Portfolio

DECAY: Discover the beauty in . . . our decaying bodies (2015)

Tan Chu Yi Jedidah,


Oikos, Nomos & Nero: A story about water at NTU ADM Portfolio

Oikos, Nomos & Nero: A . . . story about water (2015)

Templonuevo Mariah Monina Imperial,


Swim! A Designer’s Thoughts on Music & Water at NTU ADM Portfolio

Swim! A Designer’s Thoughts on . . . Music & Water (2015)

Foo Enze Jonathan,


Embrace: A mother’s love like water at NTU ADM Portfolio

Embrace: A mother’s love like . . . water (2015)

Leong Sin Mun Clarisa,


The Superheroes of Southeast Asia at NTU ADM Portfolio

The Superheroes of Southeast . . . Asia (2015)

Nur Aida Binte Sa’ad,


Rebirth Dead Sea Salt Body Scrub at NTU ADM Portfolio

Rebirth Dead Sea Salt Body . . . Scrub (2015)

Cheryl Tan Yan Fang,


The Living With Water Exhibition at NTU ADM Portfolio

The Living With Water . . . Exhibition (2015)

Mak Jinfa Joseph,


Violent Water: The Massive Grip at NTU ADM Portfolio

Violent Water: The Massive . . . Grip (2015)

Danielle Tong Wei Yue,


Managing Stress : A Campaign to Promote Healthy Stress Management at NTU ADM Portfolio

Managing Stress : A Campaign . . . to Promote Healthy Stress Management (2015)

Elena Cheong,


Singaporean Filmmaker’s Guide to Making A Local Film at NTU ADM Portfolio

Singaporean Filmmaker’s Guide . . . to Making A Local Film (2015)

Ong Shannon,

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