"Letters South of (Nordic) Design: an epistolary article on the 2017 Nordes Conference Theme, Design + Power
"...Such is my hypothesis: there is design (or its equivalent) in every social group. It would suffice to think of the amount of…"
""...Such is my hypothesis: there is design (or its equivalent) in every social group. It would suffice to think of the amount of artefacts made by designers in comparison to those made by 'non-designers.' This reinforces the notion of…"
"Design & Culture Special Issue: Design and Neoliberalism
"Neoliberalism, as a term, has the particular distinction of being both esoteric and overused. Until quite recently, it was rarely heard outside of academic contexts, while within…"
"Swiss Design Network Summit: Beyond Change, "Questioning the role of design in times of global transformations" Keynotes
Current discourse in design research, art, cultural studies, media studies, philosophy, and the social sciences is…"
"FREE eBOOK: Speculate This!
Speculate This! is a concise, provocative manifesto advocating practices of "affirmative speculation" over and against "firmative speculation." "Firmative speculation is 'a firming [...] or…"
"Strategic Design Research Journal Special Issue: Designing, Sensing, Thinking Through Autonomía(s)
We want to contribute to the emerging debate on design’s role in the creation of the very worlds within which we live, the conditions for…"
"Statement for the Viktor Papanek Symposium by Ahmed Ansari and Presented by his Colleagues in the Decolonising Design Platform
"My initial intention for this symposium was to talk about the possibility of employing indigenous histories and…"
"Designers commonly use ethnographic methods, and social scientists often adopt design practices, economies, cultures, and artifacts as their subjects of study, focusing in particular on how design “translates values into tangible experiences,” as anthropologist Dori Tunstall puts it. The New School offers us a unique environment for studying the myriad ways in which these disciplines and practices can inform one another, and we’ll begin our semester by examining those relationships:…See More
(Originally written in July of 2015) Fountain and clock tower at The University of North Texas in Denton (credit: pinterest)For finishing undergraduate students interested in applied anthropology, and particularly in business, technology, and design like myself, there…See More
""We have learned that heterogeneous design practices have always been active under other names, continually constituted by various blends of cultures, relationships, materials, histories, philosophies, and world views to become relevant to…"
"USEFUL FICTIONS Symposium, Sept. 9-13 2019, Paris
Humans collect and interpret measurements to understand the world and exercise control over chaos... However as traces, proxies, and indices, measurements are fragile and prone to manipulation and…"
"Design Research for Change Symposium, December 11-12 2019, London
In recent years, design research has witnessed a “social turn” where researchers have looked to make change in social contexts as opposed to wholly commercial ends. This…"
"New Experimental Research in Design (NERD) Conference, November 1st and 2nd, 2019 Basel, Switzerland
"With its particular consideration of the fact that all aspects of everyday life are designed, design research reveals an astounding…"
""Exploring the home environment: Fusing rubbish and design to encourage participant agency and self-reflection" by Heather McKinnon and Gavin Sade
This paper presents an in-home design study investigating the resource conservation…"
""Autonomía and Cultural Co-Design. Exploring the Andean minga practi..." by Giulia Testori and Viviana d'Auria in Strategic Design Research Journal 11:2(2018)
"The following contribution tackles autonomía by…"