Born in Yokohama, Japan, and raised in Paris, France, Sali Sasaki is a creative consultant specialised in social design and the revitalization of local cultural identities in Asia. She is the former manager of UNESCO’s Creative Cities Network and has worked with a number of international organisations including cultural agencies, international design bodies, public events, universities and NPO’s.
Her freelance portfolio extends over 10 years of hands-on experience, concentrating primarily on the southeast Asia region notably through the implementation of project activities in the context of cultural development, cities, as well as the promotion of local traditional skills and craftsmanship. In addition to her consultancy work, she has also delivered a number of lectures and workshops in Asia, including Thailand, Laos, Malaysia, Indonesia, Myanmar, Singapore, Korea and Japan. In the past two years, she has organised international conferences and exhibitions to support the exploration and promotion of southeast Asian cultures and design.
By merging design, cultural development and social engagement, Sali seeks to inspire new learning models based on local assets and creativity.
Sali holds an MA in Visual Communication Design from the Royal College of Art (London) and a BFA in Fine Arts from Parsons School of Design (New York/Paris).