Parsons School of Design, New York, US | MFA Design & Technology with Departmental Honors
Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London, UK | MA Material Futures
University of Technology Sydney, Sydney, AUS | BDesign Fashion & Textiles with First Class Honors
TEACHING & ADVISING
Assistant Teaching Professor, Northeastern University, fall 2021 - present
MFA Experience Design Thesis
ARTG 5000 Smart Textiles & Wearable Computing
Pre-College: Games & Immersive Storytelling in XR
ARTG 6310 Design for Behavior & Experience
ARTE 5901 Design Futures: Work, Play & XR
ARTG 5640 Prototyping for Experience Design
ARTF 2223 Experience & Interaction
Visiting Assistant Professor, Pratt Institute, spring 2021
COMD 252 Digital Prototyping
Adjunct Faculty, The New School, fall 2020 - present
PSOF 2300 Health, Disability, & Fashion
PSAM 2211 Digital Asset Creation 3D
PGTE 5250 Critical Computation Lab
Head Instructor, Wave Learning, summer 2020
Immersive Storytelling with VR for Social Impact
Teaching Fellow, The New School, summer 2019
MFA Design & Technology Bootcamp: Design
Teaching Assistant, The New School, fall 2019 - spring 2020
ULEC 2393 Waste & Justice (2 sections) | supervisor: Timo Rissanen
ULEC 2961 Immersive Storytelling | supervisor: Anezka Sebek
Invited Critic, The New School, Parsons School of Design
MFA Design & Technology Thesis 2 Reviews, spring 2021
BFA Fashion Design Thesis 2 Reviews, Fashion Systems & Society, spring 2021
PSDS 3100 Integrative Research & Development, fall 2020
Critic, Pratt Institute, Undergraduate Communications Design
BFA Communications Design Thesis 2 Reviews, Advertising Art Direction, spring 2021
Senior PASS Instructor, University of Technology Sydney, HELPS
Fashion Cultures, Spring 2011, Spring 2014
Foundations in Patternmaking & Construction, Fall 2011, Fall 2012, Fall 2014
Assistive Wearables Designer, Imago Rehab, Boston, MA
Art Director, FABERIUM, New York, NY
Graduate Research Assistant to Katherine Moriwaki, Assoc. Prof. of Media Design, The New School
Graduate Research Assistant to Preethi Gopinath, Assoc. Prof. of Textiles, The New School
Design Fellow, Open Style Lab, New York, NY
Freelance Product Developer, New York, NY / London, UK
Design Room Assistant, Akira Isogawa, Sydney, Australia
Jun 2021 - present
Nov 2020 - Jun 2021
Jun 2019 - Jan 2020
Sep 2018 - May 2019
Jul 2018 - Feb 2019
Jul 2015 - Sep 2020
Dec 2014 - Apr 2015
Artisanal NFTs: a Framework for Designing Digital Artifacts with Long-term Value. PRIMER22 Conference. 24 September 2022. An interactive workshop on how digital artifacts can be designed to have long-term value.
Deformable and Shape-Changing Interfaces (with Giovanni Troiano, Victor Zappi, Alberto Boem). Northeastern University.
Remote. June 2021 - ongoing. An interactive workshop on deformable and shape-changing interface design and use cases.
Introduction to Creative Coding with p5js. Annual EYO Conference AAUW. Remote. 17 April 2021. A hands on workshop
introducing middle school girls to creative coding through interactive p5js poster making.
Critical Making and Speculation as Design Research. School of Fashion, The New School, NY. 2 April 2021. An interactive
workshop focused on research and visual communication techniques for speculative fashion for fashion and design juniors.
Designing Functional Clothing for Human-Robot Interaction (with Natalie Friedman, Kari Love, Alexandra Bremers, AJ Parry, Ray LC, Jen Liu, Wendy Ju). ACM Symposium on Human Robot Interaction '21. 12 March 2021. An interactive workshop on how clothes can signal and be functional for robots.
Building Virtual Worlds. SigmaCamp. Remote. 17-20 August 2020. A 3-day hands on workshop on virtual world building and 3D content creation techniques for VR development for high school students.
Zero-waste & Fabric Manipulations. Flourish Festival: Design the Future, GreenUps x Fashion Revolution. Sydney, Australia.
29 November 2014. An interactive workshop introducing zero-waste fashion and textile techniques to upcoming designers.
EXHIBITIONS AND SHOWS
UN:RESOLVED 2.0 exhibition. 208 Bowery. New York, NY. Virtual Matter.
UN:RESOLVED exhibition. Parsons School of Design. New York, NY. Apprenticeship 2.0: telociphered.
BEYOND X.Y.Z exhibition. VFILES x FABERIUM. New York, NY. Khalkh Deel NFT.
VFILES Lab 001 Showcase. VFILES. New York, NY. FABERIUM, an artisanal NFT marketplace.
Dutch Design Week 2020. Dutch Design Foundation. Eindhoven, The Netherlands. Apprenticeship 2.0 VR.
Primer Speculative Futures. Design Futures Initiative. New York, NY. FaberCoin: Digital Textiles as Cryptocurrency.
Hindsight Festival. Parsons School of Design. New York, NY. Apprenticeship 2.0: Crafting Hybrid Textiles in VR.
ENTER PLAYMODE Exhibition. Wonderville Arcade. New York, NY. Pumboo.
Tech & Social Good Exhibition. International House. New York, NY. Fold/Unfold.
Earth Day 2019: Protect Our Species. Earth Day. New York, NY. Trash Trivia.
Universal Materiality. Sheila C. Johnson Design Center. New York, NY. Softable.
Aging & Mobility Annual OSL Showcase. Museum of Science. Boston, MA. Softable.
Open Style Lab 2018 Showcase. The New School. New York, NY. Softable.
Lloyds Recruitment Events. Lloyds Banking Group. Tour around the UK. Lloyds Emotion Visitor Experience.
Dutch Design Week 2017. Design Design Foundation. Eindhoven, The Netherlands. The Face Test Experience.
Material Futures Exhibition. Central Saint Martins. London, UK. Match Clinic (#2 in The Face Test series).
Milan Design Week. The Salone Internazionale del Mobile. Milan, Italy. The One (#1 in The Face Test series)
Out of Hand: Materializing the Digital. Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences. Sydney, Australia. Metabolism SS15.
XHIBIT. University of the Arts London. London, UK. Fold/Unfold.
YiHaus Exhibition. Value Retail. Shanghai, China. Collective Beauty.
Craft & Quilt Fair. Expertise Events. Tour around Australia. Surfing Kangaroo.
Hair Expo 2015 Opening Night Show. Sydney Exhibition & Convention Center. Sydney, Australia. Architectonic.
Mixed Media Moments. Art Moment Gallery. Sydney, Australia. Metabolism SS15.
NJAL x D3 Exhibition. Not Just a Label x Dubai Design District. Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Metabolism SS15.
DUO Fashion Show. University of Technology Sydney. Sydney, Australia. Metabolism SS15.
Transform: Interdisciplinary Lab. University of Technology Sydney. Sydney, Australia. Ironic Growth: Hybrid Form.
Naadam Fashion Show. Asuult Photo Tour x Bess Tailor. Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Naadam Resort 2013 Collection.
Ghandi Now Exhibition. University of Technology Sydney. Sydney, Australia. Ghandi Now short film.
Shades of Gres Exhibition. University of Technology Sydney. Sydney, Australia. Couture #1 & #2 illustrations.
LECTURES AND TALKS (CURATED)
NFTs, The New Cultural Currency. Panel talk. International Opportunities in the Arts Conference. Boston. 6 Nov 2022.
Design for Long-term Resilience. Design Perspectives guest lecture. Northeastern University. Boston. 28 Oct 2022.
Gaming to Metaverse: the Future of 3D in Apparel. Panel talk. PI Apparel NY Conference 2022. NY. 28 Jun 2022.
Fashion and Business in the Metaverse: A Trend or Trick? Panel talk. BEAM. Remote. 26 May 2022.
The NFT: Artist's Friend or Financial Folly? Panel talk. Northeastern University, Boston. 1 April 2022.
Hybrid Computational Materialities. Physicality of Machine Learning guest lecture. The New School, NY. 27 Oct 21.
Blockchain: New Transparencies and the People in the Clothing Value Chain. Guest lecture. The New School. Remote. Feb '21.
Blockchain for Designers and Artisans. Panel talk. Dutch Design Week 2020. Remote. 23 Oct 2020.
Hybrid Computational Materialities. Critical Computation Lecture guest lecture. The New School. Remote. 29 Sep 2020.
XR & Computational Materialities. Guest talk. Annual Fellowship Luncheon of AAUW. Remote. 12 Nov 2020.
Apprenticeship 2.0: Crafting with Hybrid Textiles in VR. Artist talk. Hindsight Festival, The New School. Remote. 13 May 2020.
Embracing Extended Reality for Sustainable Fashion Storytelling. Guest lecture. The New School, NY. 16 Oct 2019.
Softable: A Functional Jacket for Independent Dressing. Museum of Science. Boston, MA. 3 Nov 2018.
AWARDS AND GRANTS
2018 & 2019
2015 & 2016
College of Arts, Media & Design Strategic Seed Grant, Northeastern University
VFILES Lab 001 grant
Primer 2020 Speculative Futures Emerging Designer Competition finalist
Women’s International Leadership Fellowship 2019-2020
American Association of University Women International Fellowship 2018 and 2019
John L Tishman Scholarship 2018-2019
Parsons Graduate Student Research Award 2018-2019
The New School Provost’s Scholarship
Open Style Lab Design Fellowship
XHIBIT 2016 University of the Arts London competition winner
University of the Arts London / ISH Postgraduate Scholarship 2015-2017
First Prize Winner in Australian Craft & Quilt Fair 2015 Art U Wear Competition
Woolmark & Domus Vim Joint Scholarship Highly Commended Finalist
Bolor Amgalan. “Designing Digital Fashion: Opportunities and Constraints”, In Fashion Design Cases: A Student Guide to Learning with Case Studies edited by Fiona Dieffenbacher. New York: Fairchild Books, upcoming.
Ray LC & Bolor Amgalan. “Remote Bodies: Collaborative Design and Fabrication Studio for Bodily Interactions Across the
Day-Night Divide”. Digitally Engaged Learning Conference 2021.
Natalie Friedman, Kari Love, Alexandra Bremers, AJ Parry, Ray LC, Bolor Amgalan, Jen Liu, & Wendy Ju. “Designing
Functional Clothing for Human-Robot Interaction”. In: Proceedings of '21 ACM Symposium on Human Robot Interaction. 2021.
Bolor Amgalan. "Apprenticeship 2.0: Crafting with Hybrid Textiles in VR”. Leonardo LABS. 2020.
Bolor Amgalan. "Apprenticeship 2.0: Crafting with Hybrid Textiles in VR”. Hindsight Reader. 2020.
Works in progress
"Embodied Co-design: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Designing with People with Disabilities". 12th International Conference on Design and Semantics of Form and Movement. With Grace Jun & Michael Tranquilli (not ordered).
Bolor Amgalan. "VirtualMatter: Achieving Heightened Sense of Embodiment in VR with Simulated Material Know-How”.
ACM International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction 2022.
Natalie Friedman, Alexandra W.D. Bremers, Bolor Amgalan, Ray LC, A.J. Parry, Kari Love & Wendy Ju. “Robot Fashion:
Designing Clothes that Signal”, ACM Designing Interactive Systems Conference.
Muaz Notiar. "Investigating Emerging Technologies in Fashion". blazon by Revstance. Aired 31 March 2022. Feature interview about Bolor's digital fashion practice and creative process.
E. Enkhmunkh. "Онцлох Дизайнер: Алгоритмаас Төрөгч А. Болор". Gereg Magazine. Issue 8. 2018. Interview with
Enkhmunkh about computational design and material research.
"Design Thinking and Material Research". Sustainable Mongol podcast. 2018. Bolor interviewed about the intersection of
material innovation and social impact design.
“A Moodboard Moment: Bolor Amgalan”. Not Just a Label. 2016. Feature interview as a "black sheep" designer.
Munkhtsetseg Dambasuren. "Амгалан Болор: Дизайнерууд Шинэчлэл Хийх Үүрэгтэй". Insight. 2016. Feature interview
about Bolor's work and the role of design innovation in society.
"The Chat: Bolor Amgalan". 2SER1073 radio. Aired 24 May 2015. Bolor interviewed by Ellen Leabeater for a show focusing on
the work and achievements of outstanding UTS alumni.
Cathy Morris. "Sustainable fashion designer shows how boxy dress can be worn 5 different ways". The Daily Telegraph.
2015. Bolor interviewed about her Art U Wear First Prize winning zero-waste dress "Surfing Kangaroo".
Darya Alikhani. "Modular Transformation". POSTMatter. 2015. Bolor interviewed by Darya Alikhani about her sustainable
Obi Anyanwu. "VFiles Foundation Reveals Lineup for First VFiles Lab Show". WWD. 2021. FABERIUM featured as VFiles Lab Grant winner.
Nicole Phelps. "The Future Virgils Are in This Group—Introducing the First-Ever VFiles Lab Grant Winners". Vogue. 2020. FABERIUM featured as VFiles Lab Grant winner.
Bon Ku & Ellen Upton. "Codesign". Health Design Thinking: Creating Products and Services for Better Health. MIT Press &
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum. 2020. Discusses "Softable" independence maximizing jacket by Bolor's team.
Jeanne Tan & Grace Jun. Universal Materiality: Wearable Interaction Design and Computer Aided Process for Accessible Wearable Solutions. Hong Kong Polytechnic University. 2018. Features independence maximizing jacket prototypes by Bolor.
Meng-Mi Li, Ying Chen & Ye Wang. "Modular Design in Fashion Industry". Journal of Arts & Humanities. Vol 7. Issue 3. 2018. Metabolism SS15 collection featured in peer-reviewed journal article on modular design.
Ray Hu. "Milan Design Week 2017: School is in Session". Core77. 2017. Featured Bolor's "Must Find The One" (a.k.a. "The
Riikka Kalkaja. "Case 2. Zero waste outfit by Bolor Amgalan". Sustainable Design Strategies: Examination of Aesthetics and
Function in Zero Waste and Upcycling. Master's Thesis. 2016. Case study of a look from Bolor's Metabolism collection.
The Crossing. “Conceptualising the future: a look behind the scenes”. The Crossing London. 2016. Featured "Must Find The
One" (a.k.a. "The One") project.
Matthew Connell, Ronald T. Labaco & Thomas Birtchnell. Out of Hand: Materialising the Digital. MAAS Media. 2016. Featured designer and creator of Metabolism SS15 collection.
Cristina Morozzi. Terrific Fashion. 24 Ore Cultura. 2016. Metabolism SS15 zero-waste collection featured in a book on the
most surprising, explosive, and incredible modern and contemporary fashion design from around the world.
The Crossing. “Nanotech Utopias: Designing the Invisible”. The Crossing London. 2016. Featured "Nanotherapy" project.
Jemma Shin. "Bolor Amgalan: Interlocking Textile". Inclusive Designers: The Next Generation. WGSN. Consumer Insight 2016. A major design forecasting platform featured Bolor's zero-waste Metabolism interlocking textiles.
Franklintill Studio. Viewpoint Design. Issue 35. Franklintill Studio. 2015. Metabolism SS15 zero-waste collection featured in
major design futures trend-forecasting book.
Alchemy. "Metabolism Box Jacket" & "Silver Reflective Pants". Alchemy magazine. Issue 4, June 2015. Australia. Pieces from
Metabolism SS15 zero-waste collection featured in main editorial.
Citizen. "Artificial Stitch Corset" & "Artificial Stitch Hat" Citizen Magazine. August 2015 issue. Pieces from Architectonic
collection featured in main editorial.
“Waste Not, Wear Not”. i-D. 2015. Bolor's custom denim leggings featured in June 2015 environmental activism issue.
"Metabolism: Collection by Bolor Amgalan". ITSLIQUID. 2015. Featured designer.
Janet Berger. "Bolor Amgalan". Penccil. 2015. Featured designer in curated online gallery.
"Bolor Amgalan". SSSTENDHAL Magazine. 2015. Metabolism SS15 zero-waste collection featured in New Age Apparel section of trend magazine.
"Fashion Descience". DESCIENCE. 2015. Metabolism SS15 zero-waste collection featured in science, technology and design
Jana Pijak. "Bolor Amgalan's Latest Lookbook Boasts Sculptural Elements". Trend Hunter: Create the Future. 2015. Metabolism SS15 zero-waste collection featured in trend forecasting magazine.
Chiara Senatore. "The Uncool//Light Blue". The Fashion Atlas. 2015. The "Box Jacket" from Metabolism SS15 zero-waste
collection featured in global fashion magazine.
Zoloo Bekhbat. “Naadam 2013”. Goodali. Naadam collection featured as main editorial and on the cover of major fashion & lifestyle magazine.
DEPARTMENTAL & ACADEMIC SERVICE
Fashion, Wearables & Technology Curriculum Committee Member. Ad hoc. Department of Art + Design, College of Arts,
Media & Design, Northeastern University. US. 2021-2022.
XR Graduate Curriculum Committee Member. Ad hoc. Department of Art + Design, College of Arts, Media & Design,
Northeastern University. US. 2021-2022.
Media Services Office Task Force Faculty Member. Department of Art + Design, College of Arts, Media & Design,
Northeastern University. US. 2021-2022.
Open Rank Teaching Professor of Photography Search Committee Member. Department of Art + Design, College of Arts,
Media & Design, Northeastern University. US. 2021-2022.
Dean of Academic Strategy Search Committee Member. Postgraduate Representative. Central Saint Martins School of Design, University of the Arts London. UK. 2016.
MA Material Futures Program Representative for the 2015-2016 academic year. Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London. UK. 2015-2016.
UTS Teaching and Learning Awards and Citations Selection Committee Member. Undergraduate Representative. University of Technology Sydney. Australia. 2013.
Peer reviewer for
ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction 2022 Main track
ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2021 Papers & alt.chi tracks
ACM TEI International Conference on Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interaction 2021 Papers track
IASDR: Congress of the International Association of Societies of Design Research 2021 Papers track
DeSForM: International Conference on Design and Semantics of Form and Movement 2019 Full paper track
Golden Key Honor Society