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Against Performative Positivity

Designer, researcher and educator Danah Abdulla on consumer capitalism, complacent convenience, political ‘wokeness’, and why we should all become design dissenters.
Danah Abdulla
By Danah Abdulla

Financing Feminism Through Beads and Brioche
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Financing Feminism Through Beads and Brioche

In the late 70s in Paris, an underground salon disguised itself as a tearoom to smuggle subversive ideas.
Fanny Maurel
By Fanny Maurel
Soul Consuming
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Soul Consuming

Researcher and designer Ann Kern talks about the difficulties of 2020, the toll of doing political design projects, and how she learned to say “No.”
Corin Gisel
By Corin Gisel
Every One Page
Feminist Findings
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Every One Page

A poem honoring the person who scanned all 27 issues of Heresies magazine.
Pauline Piguet
By Pauline Piguet
Finding Serendipity
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Finding Serendipity

Starting a feminist history of Swiss graphic design by calling up a neighbor.
Noemi Parisi
By Noemi Parisi
Emotional Labor, Support Structures, and the Walls in the Way
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Emotional Labor, Support Structures, and the Walls in the Way

A conversation with (some members of) the Decolonising Design group.
Nina Paim
Corin Gisel
By Nina Paim, Corin Gisel
Is It Sexy or Satire?
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Is It Sexy or Satire?

How a British publishing empire capitalized on the women’s movement in the late 60s.
Floriane Misslin
By Floriane Misslin
A Bridge Between Many Worlds
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A Bridge Between Many Worlds

Industrial designer Iskander Guetta talks about learning from Marrakech, Bangalore, and beyond.
Nina Paim
By Nina Paim
A Many-Headed Monster
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A Many-Headed Monster

Comparing the oppression and empowerment of Asian American women in magazine Gidra and movie Crazy Rich Asians.
Yanchi Huang
By Yanchi Huang
Diversity Issues
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Diversity Issues

Teachers and students voice their grievances around discrimination in Swiss design schools.
Futuress
depatriarchise design
By Futuress, depatriarchise design