ACADEMIC discourse, MODERNITY, CULTURAL history, THEORY of knowledge, and TECHNOLOGICAL innovations
The article offers information on the academic and professional discourse within the design disciplines. Topics discussed include information on the challenges to the modernity and its ideologies; discussions on the civilization history and the epistemological difference; and the information on the designing futures aimed at advancing ecological, social, and technological conditions.
Interface: A Journal on Social Movements; May2015, Vol. 7 Issue 1, p19-39, 21p
GENDER, GEZI Park Protests, Turkey, 2013, DEMONSTRATIONS (Collective behavior) -- Turkey, WORLD politics, IDEOLOGY, PUBLIC spaces, and SOLIDARITY
In summer 2013, Istanbul was shaken by an enormous public protest which, besides its afflictive traces, engraved a great image of solidarity and change in the political history of Turkey. Whilst this solidarity comprised diverse groups of different political ideologies and identities, some of the most outstanding actors of the revolts were women and LGBT individuals who have been suffering from state oppression as gendered bodies. The Gezi Park occupation not only enabled them to experience new forms of mobilization but also altered the perception of gender on a greater scale during the revolts. Starting with an overview of the driving forces of the Gezi Park riots, this paper focuses on this practice of mobilization and the question of how gendered bodies could build a collective identity through the immediate moments of solidarity via reclaiming public space as politicized bodies during the revolts. It also addresses the potential ways in which these newly learnt strategies can be used for the future politics. These inquiries draw on our personal observations and oral testimonies of the protestors in interviews. Lastly, it hopes to provoke further discussions about the future politics of gender activism in Turkey. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
Keshavarz, Mahmoud, Editor, Schultz, Tristan, Editor, J.S. Vieira de Oliveira, Pedro, Editor, Prado de O. Martins, Luiza, Editor, Abdulla, Danah, Editor, Ansari, Ahmed, Editor, Kiem, Matthew, Editor, Canlı, Ece, Editor, and Uppsala universitet, Humanistisk-samhällsvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Historisk-filosofiska fakulteten, Institutionen för kulturantropologi och etnologi
Design and Culture: The Journal of the Design Studies Forum.
Humanities and the Arts, Arts, Design, Humaniora och konst, Konst, Other Humanities, Other Humanities not elsewhere specified, Annan humaniora, Övrig annan humaniora, decolonization, coloniality, design studies, design history, Kulturantropologi, and Cultural Anthropology
After centuries of subaltern and decades of transdisciplinary gestation, decolonial thinkinghas finally been incorporated into studies of materiality and – though belatedly – cohered as a question that can be posed directly both to and within the field of Design Studies. Some of the questions that come to mind in this formative moment for decolonial thinking in/and/as design include:•What does the endeavor of decolonizing design mean?•What does it mean for design to be thought of in relation to decoloniality and for decoloniality to be thought of in relation to design?•How are ideas and practices of decolonizing design already emerging?•What are its implications within and beyond the field of Design Studies?These questions have brought us – the members of the Decolonising Design (DD) project and research collective – together and have influenced our efforts to build an online platform that supports and promotes thinking by similarly interested design scholars.