The virtual un-conference Pivot 2020 invited participants to consider how to design a ‘world of many centers and voices.’ In this forum, the aim was to pivot the discussion around decolonization from a critical perspective to a creative and generative one. The efforts to dismantle structures of oppression and hegemonic narratives have to be coupled with efforts to design otherwise and generate a different world. To refer to this world, the conference adopted the concept of the Pluriverse, proposed by Arturo Escobar (2018), which refers to a “world where many worlds fit”, in contrast to the “universal” single world generated by coloniality/modernity.

The conference was organized into eight panels of varied contributions. These contributions were either full papers, short papers, rapid slide presentations, an open short format called ‘coffee time’ or a visual format. The range of presentation formats encouraged diverse participation. The Proceedings gather the contributions of most of the presenters and are divided into three main parts: full papers, short papers, and transcripts from the presentations.

Browse the contents of DRS2020 - Pluriversal Design SIG:

Pivot 2020: Transcripts of presentations
Pivot 2020: Short Conference Papers
Pivot 2020: Full Research Papers
Pivot 2020: Editorials