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 »

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 »