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About Noam Youngrak Son

Noam PortraitNoam Youngrak Son is a designer based in Ghent and Eindhoven.

They inscribe myths for the underrepresented in various mediums, from books to performances to 3D printed sex toys. They are excited about the unexpectedness that a well-designed fiction can open up, and critical political discussions that it may cultivate. Their identity as a queer person of color is one of the crucial axes of their design practices.


 Design Academy Eindhoven, Man & Communication BA, Cum Laude, 2017-2021
 Gyeongsan Science Highschool, AP Biology, 2014-2017

Professional Experiences

 d-act, Self-run design service & publishing agency, 2018-now
 Bebe Books Collective member, 2021-now
 Studio Plastique Design research intern, 2020-2021
 Queer Constituency at Van Abbe Museum, Event facilitating, Researching, 2018-2020
 Designmatter, Seoul based design agency, Remote Researcher, 2019-2020

Exhibitions & Performances

 Sensual Havoc II, At Subbacultcha, Amsterdam, Showing: Yummy Body Truck
 GS21 Design Academy Eindhoven, At Beursgebouw, Eindhoven, Showing: Yummy Body Truck
 ALIENATED, At 38CC, Delft, Showing: Hotel Symbiogenesis
 Interspecies Futures, At the Center for Book Arts, New York, Showing: Publications "Hotel Symbiogenesis", "Becoming a bat, embodying COVID-19"

 DDW WATTBA 2020, At Temporary Art Center, Eindhoven, Showing: Hotel Symbiogenesis, In collaboration with Designmatter, As a member of Hypothetical Studios
 (IM)POSSIBLE BODIES, Curated by Stichting Niet Normaal, Showing: Money in vivo
 The Self Design Academy, At MU Hybrid Art Space, Eindhoven, Showing: Self Design Committee
 Sensual Havoc, At Broedplaats LELY, Amsterdam, Showing: The Gendered Cable Manifesto

 Qtopia Nijmegen Queer Art Festival, At various venues including NEUS, Nijmegen, Showing: Queerlet, Designed a toilet signage system for the festival
 Ristorante di Attenzione, Participatory performance, Eindhoven
 DDW Embassy of Health, At Klokgebouw, Eindhoven
 Department of sexual revolution studies, at Van Abbe Museum, Eindhoven, Designed props for the performance of Eimar Walshe

 DDW Made in Egalia, At Plug-in-City, Eindhoven, in collaboration with Alice Watel and Day Day Gay

Talks & Workshops

 IAM Weekend 21, Planet Earth edition, A talk about the project ‘Self Design committee’
 Chimera Gastronomy: Malleable flesh, amalgamated bodies, and plastic kinship, At RE_NATURE Festival, Den Bosch and Subbacultcha, Amsterdam
 Planetary Imaginations, Arena panel at the Design Academy Eindhoven graduation show, Eindhoven
 Interspecies Publications Post COVID-19 panel, At the Center for Book Arts, New York
 Design-symposium Kompliz*innen, Hosted by FemPower Burg Halle, Halle
 The Reality of Symbiosis podcast, Hosted by Future Based
 Talks about self design, Hosted by MU Hybrid Art Space, Eindhoven

 KD—LOUNGE lecture, A public lecture organized by The Hochschule Konstanz
 Designing Symbiogenesis, At TAC, Eindhoven
 Film screening, Q&A: Money in Vivo, At (IM)POSSIBLE BODIES Festival
 The Hmm on Facial Recognition panel, At Felix Meritis, Amsterdam
 The Hmm at Hackers & Designers, At Tetem, Amsterdam

 The Gendered Cable Manifesto reading event, At Van Abbe Museum
 Queerlet Drawing workshop, At Van Abbe Museum
 Egalia Fairytale Party workshop, At Van Abbe Museum and Plug in City

Articles / Interviews

  Kont Magazine, Artists help grow gigantic mushrooms!?, With Jeroen van den Heuvel
  U+ZINE 5, “History” by Plurality University Network, Money in vivo

  The Hmm Dossier, The Self Design Committee: How a face filter might or might not democratize self-design
  Depatriarchise Design, Creating Myths from the Margins. A Conversation with Noam Youngrak Son
  CLOT Magazine, The Gendered Cable Manifesto
  Future Based, Becoming a bat. Embodying COVID-19: SF ways of fighting helplessness confronting the pandemic.


Can be found on Cathair Press.

Selected Media Features

Clot Magazine, Damn Magazine, Designdigger, Domusweb, Dutch Design Daily, e-flux, Formfaktor, Het Ma:dang, Plokta TV, The Brooklyn Rail, Thesignspeaking, Trendland

Awards / Recognition

  Korea+Sweden Young Design Award by IKEA
  Asia Design Prize, Finalist

  K-Design Award, Grand Prize

  iF Public Value Student Award
  The Talent Award of Korea (대한민국 인재상)