ROLES


2021

Staff Associate Designer

New Diorama Theatre
Jan 2021 - Present

2020

Associate Designer

Poltergeist Theatre
Jul 2020 - Present

Production Design Assistant

National Theatre 
Sep 2019 - Oct 2020


THEATRE


2020

Living Newspaper

Production, Video, Graphic Design
Royal Court
Dec 2020

Death of England: Delroy

National Theatre
Assistant to ULTZ and Sadeysa Greenaway-Bailey
Oct 2020

Death of England

National Theatre
Assistant to ULTZ and Sadeysa Greenaway-Bailey
Jan 2020

2019

Art Heist

by Poltergeist Theatre
Set and Video Design
Winner of the Untapped Award 2019
    New Diorama Theatre, London
    Oct 2019
    High Tide, Aldeburgh
    Sep 2019
    Underbelly, Edinburgh
    Aug 2019
    The North Wall
    Jul 2019


WOOD

Set and Lighting Design
VAULT Festival 2019
Mar 2019

WHITE NOISE

by New Public Theatre
Set and Video Design
VAULT Festival 2019
Feb 2019


VIRTURAL REALITY


2020

ALL KINDS OF LIMBO

by National Theatre Immersive Storytelling Studio
VR Concept Design
Exhibited at:
    BFI London Film Festival
    Oct 2020
    TATE Modern
    Mar 2020
    Sundance Film Festival - New Frontiers Exhibition
    Jan 2020


EXHIBITION


2019

DYSON SCHOOL OF DESIGN ENGINEERING SUMMER SHOW

Exhibition Producer 
Exhibition Designer
Jun 2019

2018

RCA SHOW ‘18

Jul 2019

RCA WORK-IN-PROGRESS SHOW ‘18

Jan 2019

RCA WORK-IN-PROGRESS SHOW ‘17

Jan 2017


FILM


2019

INNOCENCE

by SweetDoh! Productions
Art Assistant




ABOUT
ME

︎ ShankhoC

︎ shankho_c


Left: Photography by James Frederick BarrettRight: Photography by Richard Haughton



My work is multidisciplinary. 

My approach to visual storytelling is multidisciplinary, using a blend scenic, video, digital and graphic design. I am interested in the systems thinking of creating visual language and dramaturgy with a variety of tools. I firmly believe in design having a central role in the creation of new work, and love to collaborate in teams where there is a generosity of ideas, and free communication between creative teams.


I am driven by storytelling that centres the marginalised, and brings together the playful and the political.

I am passionate about creating work that not only increases the representation of marginalised groups on stage and on camera, but also actively engages artists from those communities in the development and creation of their own stories. My current interests are in pursuing work that challenges the Hostile Environment, that explores the breadth of untapped magic in South Asian identity, that reverses the erasure of black and brown faces in the history books.


I am fascinated by how technology informs and evolves the craft of storytelling. My postgraduate study at the Royal College of Art was focused on the Future of Storytelling, exploring motion capture and dance, VR and music, AR and Set Design. I draw heavily on my interests in video games and generative art for inspiration, and I am always looking for opportunities to experiment with new mediums. 

I love to experiment with form, and find new futures in craft.



My undergraduate was in Mechanical Engineering. My postgraduate in Global Innovation Design. I’ve studied in London, Tokyo and New York.
I teach. I have produced a lot of my early work. I love to think about systems, power structures, arts leadership and political movements.

I wear many hats.