Ahmed Ansari: Speculation in Design Intending Towards A Pluriverse: Theory & Praxis

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The sixth event in the Design + Dynamic Media Fall Speaker Series.


Nov 19, 2020 4:00pm – 5:30pm

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April Joy Milne |

This presentation intends to lay out the grounds of Ahmed Ansari's research towards a re-imagining and materialization of the role of speculation in design, especially insofar as it informs design practice aimed at supporting new programmatic agendas that are pluriversalizing in nature and scope, realizing alternatives to the modern, capitalist, colonial world-system.

Ahmed will give a brief overview of what precisely he means by pluriversality, and talk about how we need to go beyond the ways we've thought about design insofar as it futures, defutures, and speculates on new futures. He will lay out some ideas around what decolonial designing can do in one domain of praxis: how we can change the way we do ethnography and produce ethnographic knowledge, as well as in what its aims and outcomes should be.

About Ahmed Ansari