C.V.

Lauren Thu is a designer in Vancouver, Canada. She is finishing her Bachelor of Design at Emily Carr University of Art and Design. She has interests in critically engaged design, critical studies, sustainability, wire-haired dogs and the ocean at night.

lthu@ecuad.ca


Education

Emily Carr University of Art and Design [2021]
Bachelor of Design, Major: Industrial Design, Minor: Curatorial Practice

Employment

Research Assistant – Human-Centered Orthotics [Sept 2019 – present]
Emily Carr Health Design Lab, Material Matters Lab, & Kintec Footwear
+ Researched, developed, facilitated workshops in relation to defining comfort and human-centered design strategies for Kintec custom orthotics

Awards

[2020] Onomatopee Publishing – CriticALL! design criticism open call – Third Place (published)
[2020] ECUAD DESIS Lab x Shumka Centre for Creative Entrepreneurship – Satellite Summer Residency

[2020] CriticALL! Exhibition, group show, Onomatopee Projects, Eindhoven NL
[2019] Interactive Wearables, group show, Diffuser Gallery, Vancouver BC

[2020) Recipient of the Emily Carr University Design and Digital Media Micro-Grant (Declined)
[2020] Recipient of the BC Arts Council Scholarship
[2020] Simon Chang Award
[2020] Christopher Foundation Scholarship
[2019] Recipient of the Ian Gillespie Design Scholarship
[2018] Recipient of the BC Arts Council Scholarship
[2018] Recipient of the Emily Carr University Achievement Scholarship
[2018] Recipient of the Faculty of Culture and Community’s Micro-Grant

Extracurricular

Founder/President – ECUAD Design Reading Group