[Guest Post] Barbed Wire: The Colonial Legacy of Design in Postcolonial Times

I am writing this paper from a schizophrenic location behind the barbed wire. No, I am not in occupied territories. There is no war going on around me, and no state of exception has officially been declared. And yet, large amounts of barbed wire are mounted on the southern border between Slovenia and Croatia. As… Read more »

[Guest Post] Shaping mutant desires: exhibiting Gynepunk at the Biennale Internationale Design 2017

Note: This poster was accepted to be presented at the NORDES 2017 Conference in Oslo, Norway; however due to financial constraints and the lack of alternatives offered by the conference itself, the authors had to unfortunately withdraw their submission. We at Decolonising Design stand in solidarity with their effort, and are honoured to publish their contribution… Read more »

[Guest Post] This Was Written On Stolen Indigenous Land

Words by Chris Lee Sept. 26, 2016 In 2014, a widely shared youtube video recorded a dispute between tech bros in San Francisco’s Mission District and local youth over the use of a public soccer field.[1] The tech bros insisted on their entitlement to use the field exclusively for 1-hour by presenting a San Francisco… Read more »

[Guest Post] Message To The Messengers

Words by Seungyong Moon Copyright and intellectual property are sensitive issues among designers. If someone infringes or rips off their work or style, fundamental questions of intellectual property tend to be raised. While other realms of art, interlinked with democratized technology, focus on sharing their culture and information with the public, designers are concerned about building… Read more »