Hello, my name is Apichaya Nalamlieng, also known as Fah. As a multidisciplinary designer, my primary objective is to create unique experiences using various media. Prior to joining RCA, I earned a BFA in Interior Design from Pratt Institute and worked as an interior designer for four years.
I've studied the creative approach and practice of Service Design at RCA, which combines the concepts of design, business, and economy to foster social, political, and environmental engagement with the community. I consider myself capable of being both conceptual and practical in visual designing, project coordination, research, and operations. I believe that my design will assist in finding creative solutions to a wide range of problems and provide those solutions in the most humane ways imaginable.
Our project looks at the next stage of integration of immigrants in multicultural cities. For this we defined a theory of pollination that will help enable interculturalism in multicultural cities through sharing. Following the same, we designed a hospitality service that utilises the pollination theory in food to hardwire sharing experiences and cultural norms leading to tolerance among people.
Our partner Oasis is on a difficult journey to reform the youth justice system by opening their first Secure School, an alternative to the current Young Offender Institutes. Their success will be measured by the reduction rate of reoffending after walk out. We believe that the key to mitigate reoffending is in successful rehabilitation in the community. Project Become is a progress tracker to be used by the Oasis Secure School.
Become is based on our hypothesis that tracking the kids progress through the positive behaviour framework of COM-B and making it visible to the children will boost their transformation. This progress must be compiled into a portfolio containing a resume of skills, recommendations from staff and peers, and a profile written by themselves, which will help them reintegrate back into society and help society to be more accepting.