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We often record and publish the content of our lectures and debates. You can find them all on our Mixcloud page.

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.

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 »

Intersectional Perspectives on Design, Politics and Power – Session Two

Why people do not rebel? Issues of self-marginalisation in design for mental health by Paola Pierri In this paper, I will take the opportunity of the Symposium organised by the Decolonising Design Group to explore what does applying a lens on intersectionality do to my practice and my research around issues of participation and agency… Read more »

Intersectional Perspectives on Design, Politics and Power – Session Three

Conflictual design artefacts reveal vertical power relationships by Max Mollon Contemporary issues of occidental society are multi-faceted and addressing them needs bringing multiple points of views around the table. However, making every voice heard is a challenge, especially voices in the margins. On the other hand, the concept of intersectionality allows one to consider how… Read more »