Soomi Park is a London-based designer from Seoul, South Korea. She is currently a lecturer in the Department of Design at the Goldsmiths University of London.
Through her works, she is exploring the complex relationship between emerging technologies and human desires. Her works encompass a wide range of mediums, including interactive installations, speculative objects, film, photography, performance, and wearables.
At present, she is pursuing her PhD in the Media and Arts Technology (MAT) programme in School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science at Queen Mary, University of London, funded by the Engineering Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). She received her first MA in Digital Media Design from International Design school for Advanced Studies (IDAS) Hong-Ik University in Seoul and completed her second MA in Design Interactions at the Royal College of Art (RCA) in London.
Her work has been featured by numerous online and offline media outlets such as Frame Magazine, ICON, The New York Times, Blueprint Magazine, Vogue Paris, The Guardian/The Observer and Wired UK. Her work has been exhibited in festivals and galleries throughout Europe and Asia, including V&A Museum, the Design Museum, Biennale Internationale Design Saint-Etienne, Science Gallery Dublin and Ars Electronica Linz.
She was selected as one of the Star Designers of the Global Design Leader programme from the South Korean design council, Korea Institute of Design Promotion (KIDP) in 2014. She was one of the Designers in Residence at the Design Museum, London in 2017.