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Sorry to be heavy but heavy is the cost: Colonialism/Coloniality and its contemporary manifestations (Part 1); Intersectionality and Decoloniality: Design, Politics and Power (Part 2)

Abdulla, Danah and Canlı, Ece and Prado de O. Martins, Luiza and Vieira de Oliveira, Pedro (2018) Sorry to be heavy but heavy is the cost: Colonialism/Coloniality and its contemporary manifestations (Part 1); Intersectionality and Decoloniality: Design, Politics and Power (Part 2). In: Beyond Change: Questioning the role of design in times of global transformations, 8-10 March 2018, Basel, Switzerland.

Type of Research: Conference, Symposium or Workshop Item
Creators: Abdulla, Danah and Canlı, Ece and Prado de O. Martins, Luiza and Vieira de Oliveira, Pedro
Description:

Part 1: In this conversation we will address the political complexities of design as both a product and a producer of colonialism and coloniality. Yet, to understand these complexities beyond the act of designing, we will discuss coloniality through issues such as settler colonialism, modernity and capi - talism, police states, identity repro - duction, the problem of diversity, and humanitarian imperialism. Seeking inspiration from anti- and decolonial struggles, whether historical or contemporary, this conversation aims to shed light on the greater matrix of power in which design resides and operates.

Part 2: In this session we will expand discussions emerging out of the session 2P, this time through the lenses of design and materiality. Inquiring and propelling a more informed discussion on the agency of design and design research within coloniality through various examples, we will sketch out possible political and radical decolonial redirections for design research and practice.

Official Website: http://beyondchange.ch
Keywords/subjects not otherwise listed: decoloniality, intersectionality, Global South, pluriverse
Your affiliations with UAL: Colleges > London College of Communication
Date: March 2018
Event Location: Basel, Switzerland
Date Deposited: 16 Apr 2018 10:07
Last Modified: 16 Apr 2018 10:07
Item ID: 12507
URI: http://ualresearchonline.arts.ac.uk/id/eprint/12507

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