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Global South Futures of Design Education

The future is an ideology that preserves colonial and imperialist relations in the Global South. Design education can counter this ideology by encouraging the development of many futures of design education, through cultural hybridism, dialogue, and other ways of confronting the global South with the global North realities. This conversation starter was proposed to the Futures of Design Education series organized by DRS Pedagogy SIG.

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References mentioned

Escobar, A. (2018). Designs for the pluriverse: Radical interdependence, autonomy, and the making of worlds. Duke University Press.

Fry, T. (2020). Defuturing: A New Design Philosophy. Bloomsbury Publishing.

Gonzatto, R. F., van Amstel, F. M., Merkle, L. E., & Hartmann, T. (2013). The ideology of the future in design fictions. Digital creativity, 24(1), 36-45.

Santos, M. (2017). Toward an other globalization: from the single thought to universal conscience (Vol. 12). Springer.

de Sousa Santos, B. (2018). The end of the cognitive empire: The coming of age of epistemologies of the South. Duke University Press.

Van Amstel, Frederick, and Rodrigo Freese Gonzatto. “Design Livre: designing locally, cannibalizing globally.” XRDS: Crossroads, The ACM Magazine for Students 22.4 (2016): 46-50.

Van Amstel, Frederick M.C and Gonzatto, Rodrigo Freese. (2020) The Anthropophagic Studio: Towards a Critical Pedagogy for Interaction Design. Digital Creativity.

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