Design is one of the disciplines/activities devoted to creating tools to (re)shape the world, referring to human practices of world-making. As we know it today, design refers to a particular kind of world-making practice that helped shape the modern capitalist world in which we live. Because design emerged as a recognized expertise and career path in the context of the Industrial Revolution, the foundations of our field are interwoven with the project of Modernity and its worldview. This conference is part of the movement to detach design (as a discipline and activity) from the values and beliefs of patriarchal capitalist Modernity and to redirect it towards new styles of world-making.
Thursday, July 22nd
9:00 AM

Pivot 2021: Dismantling/Reassembling

Renata Marques Leitão, OCAD University
Immony Men, OCAD University
Lesley-Ann Noel, Tulane University
Jananda Lima, OCAD University
Tieni Meninato, OCAD University

9:00 AM - 6:00 PM