Colonial history


Named After Men
Designing Resistance
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Named After Men

Colonial exploitation and egocentric bragging at the roots of the botanical sciences.
Tai Linhares
By Tai Linhares
A Rejection of the Term “Vernacular”
Epistemic Activism
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A Rejection of the Term “Vernacular”

An analysis of the colonizing word coined for the sake of othering design languages that dare to challenge Eurocentric norms.
Javier Syquia
By Javier Syquia
Reflejos Ajenos
Politics of Display
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Reflejos Ajenos

The museum, national identity and the impossibility of classifying the intangible.
Adriana Rojas Víquez
By Adriana Rojas Víquez
Gold
Contra-Colonial Colors
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Gold

Fighting for existence in the wake of stolen wealth, toxic metals, gilded bureaucrats and golden visas.
Luiza Prado de Oliveira Martins
By Luiza Prado de Oliveira Martins
Un-sustaining Sustainability?
Earthshaking
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Un-sustaining Sustainability?

Tracing the colonial origins of India’s rising “sustainable” fashion industry
Laya Chirravuru
By Laya Chirravuru
Wokefishing
Epistemic Activism
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Wokefishing

The pretensive premise of progressive views, and the false activism in the fashion industry.
Beatrace Angut Oola
By Beatrace Angut Oola
“They are killing us”
Designing Resistance
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“They are killing us”

How Peruvian designers are reshaping the way we see femicide.
Tessel ten Zweege
By Tessel ten Zweege
Hidden Messages, Repeating Patterns
Designing Resistance
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Hidden Messages, Repeating Patterns

Artist Lawrence Lemaoana on coding narratives into textiles and his uneasy relationship with the art world.
Neo Maditla
By Neo Maditla
Preserve, Revise, Remove, Radicalize
Politics of Display
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Preserve, Revise, Remove, Radicalize

Monuments and memorials in the United States of America after 2020.
Mauricio Vargas
By Mauricio Vargas
The Dark Side of Pictograms
Image Matters
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The Dark Side of Pictograms

How sports—in particular the Olympics—perpetuate multiple systems of oppression.
Mujgan Abdulzade
By Mujgan Abdulzade