Academic Profile

Academic Profile

Asst Prof Astrid C Kensinger

Assistant Professor

School of Art, Design and Media
College of Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences

Phone: (+65)6513 8048
Office: ART 3-11

  • MFA Rhode Island School of Design 2005
  • BA Bryn Mawr College 1991
Astrid kensinger

astrid kensinger is currently assistant professor at NTU's school of art design and media in visual communication. She holds an MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and a BA in classical & near eastern archaeology form Bryn Mawr College. Astrid pursued her art and design practice internationally spending much time in Japan, the USA & UK. She has exhibited and presented her work internationally. Her current major project involves performing and mapping, visualising scores as immersive spaces.

She uses information visualisation and mapping in another multidisciplinary TIER 2 involving a team of linguists. In this project Astrid visualises research methodologies using mapping and design.

She has taught for the London college of communication in the design for advertising pathway as well as in the new media department at Epsom Center for the creative arts, UK. She has also been invited to present her research and work as a visiting designer to Central Saint Martins, Brighton and LCC. In Tokyo she was the design and media manager for the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan and the art director for the Tokyo American Club as well as a typography instructor for Tamabi university.

Astrid's world of design is centered in site specific mapping, performance and visualising information.
Research Interests
Graphic Design history, typography, mapping, live art as communication and participation art. Currently working on three funded research and design projects using GPS, video and site-specific research in South East Asia and Europe.
Current Projects
  • Exploring the crossroads of linguistic diversity: language contact in S.E. Asia
  • Toponymy and Language Shift: Aspects of Language Change in South-East Asia
  • Tracing, Performing and Scoring as Three Dimensional Maps
  • Using GPS, video & photography; for two years I will research, climb, document and translate into a multimedia exhibition two of the five sacred Taoist mountain temples of China.
Selected Publications
  • Hsiung Lu-Fang. (2010). Climb Every Mountain: Exhibition Review: “Up & Down” 12-18 November 2009 Night & Day Bar + Gallery + Friends.Sinagpore Architects Magazine Issue #254, 148.

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