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On the dynamics and vocabularies of co-option, care and the subaltern – PARSE at the Research Pavilion, 57th Venice Biennale

Danah, Luiza, and Tristan, from the DD group, will be speaking on June 10th at the Research Pavilion from Venice Biennale. More infos below:

Platform for Artistic Research (PARSE) presents:

Exclusive Access: On the dynamics and vocabularies of co-option, care and the subaltern

Research Pavilion, 57th Venice Biennale
June 10-11, 2017
Sala del Camino Campo s. Cosmo 621, Giudecca, Venice – vaporetto Palanca

PARSE at Venice Biennale


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Mapping and Amplifying Decolonised Design Futures

Mapping and Amplifying Decolonised Design Futures 

Monday 5 June at 5pm at Goldsmiths, University of London

In this age of the anthropocence – in this complex ‘modern’ world – how might groups understand their pasts and presents as gathering futures that fuse humans with things? A fusion that either adds time or takes it away from being human. In this talk, interdisciplinary designer, strategist and decolonising design member Tristan Schultz will explore decolonial mapping and designing techniques that can help people grapple with these kinds of questions.

About Tristan:
Tristan Schultz is Lecturer and Convenor of Visual Communication Design at Griffith University, Australia. He is an interdisciplinary designer and strategist with a Bachelors degree in Design, a Master of Design Futures with Honours and PhD Candidate. He has worked in the profession across visual communication design, product design, fashion design, event and exhibition design, design writing, design strategy, social innovation, participatory and co-design and more. Whether community engagement, cultural events or commercial practice, creative direction is critically informed and concerned with ecological and social responsibilities. Now his research is focused on using mapping techniques to assist in decolonising design, working at the intersection of Decolonial Thinking, Ontological Design and Sustainability.

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International Conference “Situated in Translation: Global Media and Cultural Practices”

Situated in Translation at HFBK Hamburg

We will be speaking at the HFBK Hamburg (Germany), framing our work with Decolonising Design within the main topics of the research group “Translating and Framing.” See more info below:

May 18-20, 2017

Processes of media transformation are of central concern in the arts, in popular culture, and in the media industry as well as media studies. The Hamburg-based research group Translating and Framing. Practices of Medial Transformations uses an innovative praxeological approach, by conceptualizing perception and appropriation as forms of “translating” and “framing.” The aim is to build on existing theories toward an expanded media studies, combining research on the arts, media and cultural studies, as well as the social sciences. The interdisciplinary group, established in 2015, consists of seven research projects led by scholars of Universität Hamburg and the University of Fine Arts in Hamburg (HFBK).

The second international conference brings together scholars and practitioners working in philosophy, media, and performance and cultural studies whose interventions focus on dynamic processes of cultural transformation in a global context. Taking as our starting point the notion that culture is produced in an ongoing, reciprocal process of framing and translation, we have specifically invited contributions that broaden existing concepts of framing and translating, for instance, by focusing on such diverse phenomena as inter-medial and cross-cultural translations and hybridizations. The spectrum covers a broad range of media including the body and its movement, voice, literature, film, web series, and graphic novels. Pushing beyond traditional notions of media production and reception, we are asking instead in what ways are media not only always already framed and translated expressions of specific, mostly Western cultures, but what other, non-Western and frequently unseen and unheard ways of framing and translating are there?

Concept and Organisation: Astrid Böger, Michaela Ott, Thomas Weber.

PARSE DIALOGUES: on Educational Exclusion


  • Pedro Oliveira (Universität der Künste Berlin and Decolonising Design Group)
  • Richard Pithouse (Rhodes University)
  • Zhara Bayati (University of Gothenburg)

Date: Wednesday, April 26, at 16.00 – 19.00.
Place: The library, HDK – Academy of Design and Crafts, Kristinelundsgatan 6 – 8, Gothenburg, Sweden.

Refreshments will be served. Signing up for the event is required and is done here. Signing up with close on April 19, midnight.


On behalf of PARSE and CGM
Erling Björgvinsson, Onkar Kular and Henric Benesch

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Intersectional Perspectives on Design, Politics and Power: Symposium Programme

Symposium Poster

Date: 14-15 November 2016 | Location: House C, Fifth Floor, Niagara Building, Nordenskiöldsgatan 1, School of Arts and Communication, Malmö University, Sweden

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