Other Academic Writing

Three Perspectives on Decolonising Design Education (2019) is a roundtable paper written in collaboration with Ahmed Ansari, Matthew Kiem, and Luiza Prado de O. Martins. Our intention was to complement, contrast, challenge, and reflect on one another’s experiences while at the same time respecting our places of origin and thought.

Designer/Shapeshifter: A De-colonial Redirection for Speculative and Critical Design (2018) is a chapter written in collaboration with Luiza Prado de O. Martins. It discusses the “Yarn Sessions” format, a pedagogical proposition we developed during our PhD researches. Published in Tricky Design–The Ethics of Things, edited by Tom Fisher and Lorraine Gamman and published by Bloomsbury.

What Is at Stake with Decolonizing Design? A Roundtable (2018), conducted by the eight founding members of Decolonising Design Group in October 2017. Each member approached design and decoloniality from different yet interrelating viewpoints, by threading their individual arguments with the preceding ones. The piece travels through a variety of subject matters, including politics of design, artificiality, modernity, Eurocentrism, capitalism, Indigenous Knowledges, pluriversality, continental philosophy, pedagogy, materiality, mobility, language, gender oppression, sexuality, and intersectionality. Collaboration with Tristan Schultz, Mahmoud Keshavarz, Ece Canlı, Matthew Kiem, Ahmed Ansari, Danah Abdulla, and Luiza Prado de O. Martins. Published on the Design and Culture Journal, Vol. 10, n.1, edited and curated by the Decolonising Design group.

If Not Tomorrow, Then Today: Paradigms of Latin American Design (2016) is a chapter for The Responsible Object, edited by Marjanne van Helvert and published by Valiz. Written in collaboration with Luiza Prado de O. Martins.

Design at the Earview: Decolonizing Speculative Design through Sonic Fiction (2016) is an exploration of the base premises of Kodwo Eshun’s sonic fictions, as a proposal to broaden the spectrum of possibilities for sound-based practices within design. The article suggests sonic fiction as a decolonial epistemology for assessing design questions. Published on the Design Issues journal, Vol. 32, n.2

Futuristic Gizmos, Conservative Ideals: On Anachronistic Design (2015) is a critique of Speculative and Critical Design research and practice, and it was published on Modes of Criticism, issue 1. Written in collaboration with Luiza Prado de O. Martins.