Author: decolonisingdesign

[Guest Post] This Was Written On Stolen Indigenous Land

Words by Chris Lee Sept. 26, 2016 In 2014, a widely shared youtube video recorded a dispute between tech bros in San Francisco’s Mission District and local youth over the use of a public soccer field.[1] The tech bros insisted on their entitlement to use the field exclusively for 1-hour by presenting a San Francisco… Read more »

[Guest Post] Message To The Messengers

Words by Seungyong Moon Copyright and intellectual property are sensitive issues among designers. If someone infringes or rips off their work or style, fundamental questions of intellectual property tend to be raised. While other realms of art, interlinked with democratized technology, focus on sharing their culture and information with the public, designers are concerned about building… Read more »

Intersectional Perspectives on Design, Politics and Power – Opening Remarks

Design and Intersectionality: Material Production of Gender, Race, Class–and Beyond by Ece Canlı and Luiza Prado de O. Martins First of all, we would like to say that we are very glad and honoured to host this event with its exciting schedule and presenters, and we hope that we will have great discussions and exchange… Read more »

Intersectional Perspectives on Design, Politics and Power – Session One

Feathers of Hope: A Design Justice Case Study by Una Lee In the last decade, “design for social impact” has become a buzzword in the discipline. Yet all design has a social impact, and that impact has historically served the interests of those with greater economic and political power. Designers must become aware of all… Read more »