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 »

Design and Culture, Vol. 10, n.1 (2018) – Decolonising Design

For the past year, we have been curating and co-editing a special issue for the Design and Culture Journal. We are happy to announce that Volume 10, Issue 1 is out now and includes contributions from Dimeji Onafuwa, Nadine Botha, Uzma Rizvi, Ali Musleh, Uncle Charles Moran + Uncle Greg Harrington + Norm Sheehan, and a roundtable… 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 »