In 'Environment, ethics and cultures : design and technology education's contribution to sustainable global futures' edited by Kay Stables and Steve Keirl, pages 193-205. Rotterdam Netherlands : Sense Publishers, 2015
DECOLONIZATION, TRADITIONAL knowledge, and TECHNOLOGICAL innovations
This paper provides a critical interrogation of the consequences of modernity and coloniality, particularly in an Aboriginal Australian context, with focus on the accelerating speed of socio-communicative technological change. I argue from a perspective of being Australian with both Aboriginal and European heritage, with a designing politics for human 'sustainment' (Fry, 2009). Five provocations are provided that illustrate ways in which the seductive and repressive nature of modernity/coloniality enables socio-communicative technologies to increasingly eliminate groups' capacities to imagine decolonising being-human. I summarise ways in which I apply learnings surrounding decolonising design modes of listening and comprehending that can contribute to help groups think, talk and map their situatedness among this phenomenon and mobilise decolonising options for their own worlds. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
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.
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.