Decolonising Design

  • 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 […]

  • A Statement on the Design Research Society Conference 2016

    The brief statement that follows is a direct response to the results of two submissions for the Design Research Society Conference (DRS2016) to be held in Brighton (UK) in June 2016. We address the politically-charged reviews we received rejecting our first submission, which led us to withdraw our second, accepted proposal. Instead of doing this […]

  • Editorial Statement

    (updated on 15.11.2017: edited and slightly re-structured for clarity; corrected spelling and grammar.) Much of the academic and professional discourse within the design disciplines over the last century has been bereft of a critical reflection on the politics of design practice, and on the politics of the artifacts, systems and practices that designerly activity produces. […]

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