This is not a basis for collaboration: on ‘separate but equal’ formations in Australian design-tech unionising

On May 23 2018 a public meeting was held in Melbourne on the topic of organising design and technology workers for the purpose of collective action and the possibility of forming a dedicated industrial union. The event, held at the Victorian Trades Hall, was organised by human rights lawyer and technology writer Lizzie O’Shea, programmer… Read more »

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… Read more »

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… Read more »

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… Read more »

CALL FOR PAPERS: Intersectional Perspectives on Design, Politics and Power – A Two-Day Symposium

When:  14-15 November 2016 Where: School of Arts and Communication, Malmö University, Sweden Today the topic of design and politics is not unfamiliar to designers or those in politics. Yet despite designers’ engagement in community-based activities, design discourse has not been able yet to produce a useful lexicon of concepts that could offer possibilities of acting… Read more »