Alongside my UF Graphic Design colleague, María Rogal, and UF Department of English colleague, Rául Sánchez, I led an international group of designers and design educators in a conversation titled Transforming Design: Indigeneity and Mestizaje in Latin America at the Design Research Society (DRS) Biennial Conference 2018, held at the University of Limerick. The participants discussed ways to reconsider and reinterpret design theory, research, practice, and education in order to level the field on which non-Western perspectives on design can encounter and question the discipline’s traditional ways of knowing. The resulting paper will contribute to the ongoing conversation on decoloniality that is taking place in the discipline’s progressive quarters.

Know more about this conversation here.