Hello fellow friends,
My name is Ngoc, but most people know me as Sam, Sammy, Sami or サミー. I grew up in Hanoi, Vietnam. I am a photographer, researcher and design manager. My research areas of interest include Psychogeography, Social Design, Visual Cultures and Japanology.
While I am not busy brainstorming ideas to solve a problem, I love to do Kendo (Japanese sword fighting), reading, hiking in the woods, contemplating the moon, taking pictures of friends when they don’t notice, composing haikus and having good conversations over coffee.
I’ve recently graduated from London College of Communication, University of the Arts London with a first-class honours degree in Design Management & Cultures.
At the moment, I’m
doing attempting to constantly grow by:
– Writing, anything, for (at least) 15 minutes per day.
Get an ippon in an actual kendo match.
– Traveling as much as possible.
– Venturing out of my usual choice of books.
– Practicing Vipassana.
Reach me at:
Website: Entangled Curiosity
Or visit my projects at:
Thank you for stopping by!
+ Header photo: Tozando Kendo equipment shop in Kyoto, May 2013.
+ The site’s name ‘Entangled Curiosity’ reflects my worldview and approaches to professional practice. I believe that in order to embrace the beauty of the everyday knowns and unknowns, one must learn to notice design in the everyday environment, want to explore, realise that learning happens in unexpected places in informal ways, go beyond initial appearances or preoccupations, ask questions and most important of all, be relentlessly curious.