SCI: Social and Cultural Innovation Lab

Building new methods and bodies of knowledge to drive intersectional social and cultural change.

Building new methods and bodies of knowledge to drive intersectional social and cultural change.


As a multi-disciplinary team of researchers and design practitioners, the Social and Cultural Innovation Lab (SCI) focuses on social and cultural challenges at various levels: ranging form community, local, and national. The aim is to search for new methodology and tools, and to establish a body of knowledge on social innovation, design for sustainability, inclusive design, and cultural management through case studies from real world contexts. The issues we study range from arts and crafts wisdom, to social well-being, to education, through to the reexamination of the creative industry as instrument for social welfare—to enhance the quality of life of locals and the marginalized.

The principles of our lab is built upon our multi-expertise, our international network, our collaborative spirit; and at the foundation, our design thinking practice that drives our approach to innovation.



  • Cultural Wisdom Research
  • Design Thinking for Socio-Cultural Research
  • Sustainable Design
  • Craft Practices


To learn deeply about society and culture through interacting with real locals, through real world contexts. Our collaborators will be able to leverage the lab’s know-hows, tools and an accumulated body of knowledge to ensure the quality of their projects and ventures.


Our multi-disciplinary team of researchers specializes in socio-cultural issues, with an expertise in field study with participatory and collaborative methods.

Design Solution

Our design solution ranges from craft and cultural based product design, to cultural know-how management strategy, to community branding.


We offer design thinking workshops for different kinds of projects; from the study of consumer product users, to craft-based training and design thinking workshops for those without a design background.

Integrated as a Class

We teach integrated classrooms on topics of collaborative product development, community design, craft product design, and textile design.

SoA+D’s Social and Cultural Innovation lab, in collaboration with Eisa (Education Institute Support Activity) of ThaiBev, and The University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce.

- 29 April 2022

The students from Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA), Singapore joined the immersion program provided by Social and Cultural Innovation Lab of School of Architecture and Design, KMUTT on December 2 – 22, 2019, learning Thai folk crafts intensively.

- 28 April 2022

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