What a Decolonisation of Design Involves: Two Programmes for Emancipation

Published in the Beyond Change: Questioning the role of design in times of global transformations conference programme (March 2018).

Following the emerging discussions around design and decoloniality, we currently identify two issues at play, each of which embodies slightly different stakes and agendas, and lead to slightly different projects. Both projects, or programmes as we can call them, are concerned with the question of what we are fighting for in different senses, addressing different facets of the larger enterprise of decolonisation.

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Design and Culture, Vol. 10, n.1 (2018) – Decolonising Design

For the past year, we have been curating and co-editing a special issue for the Design and Culture Journal. We are happy to announce that Volume 10, Issue 1 is out now and includes contributions from Dimeji Onafuwa, Nadine Botha, Uzma Rizvi, Ali Musleh, Uncle Charles Moran + Uncle Greg Harrington + Norm Sheehan, and a roundtable with the eight of us.

Click here to read the issue

We are planning to publish our roundtable directly on our platform, so stay tuned!

DD at Beyond Change: the Swiss Design Network Conference

As part of our participation in the Beyond Change conference in Basel (8-10 March 2018), we are moderating a programme titled “Sorry to be heavy, but heavy is the cost” consisting of two sessions.

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What’s new on decolonisingdesign.com?

Over the past few months, we have been adding some new content to the Decolonising Design website. What’s new on the site?

Lastly, we would like to remind our readers that our platform is open to guest contributors. We welcome plural voices on design and decoloniality, and in languages other than English. Contact us at decolonisingdesign[at]gmail[dot]com.

Intersectional Perspectives on Design, Politics and Power – Online Audios and Papers

We have published (most of) the papers and all audio talks and debates from our first Symposium on Intersectionality and Design, held at the Malmö University in November 2016.

Please head to this link to find all the sessions, talks, and pdfs, as well as listen to the debates that followed each session.

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