Skip to content


Dr. Frederick (Fred) van Amstel is a design educator and researcher who enables people from different social backgrounds to work, learn, and play while participating in design. His latest work investigates designerly and artistic approaches to overcoming oppression and other systemic contradictions.

Read more about Frederick or check the latest updates on this website below. 


Recurrent topics

Activity theory Anthropophagy collective embodiment contradictions Critical pedagogy Cultural studies Data visualization decolonizing design design education Design for social innovation designing freedom design livre design studies design thinking futures Interaction design metadesign oppression Participatory design Production of space Science and Technology Studies Serious gaming Service design Software engineering Speculative design Theater of the Oppressed

Categories: .