Decolonize Design Presentations and Workshop
Decolonization is the process of recognizing the erasure of Indigenous knowledge in contemporary design. This session examines a few decolonial frameworks and imagines a design that embraces non-hierarchical structures that include and value all.

speakers: 
Danah Abdulla
Dare Turner
Elaine Lopez 

moderator:
Brockett Horne

Tues, September 22
1:15pm EDT

Elaine Lopez is a Cuban-American designer, researcher, artist, and educator whose work explores the intersection of cultural identity, equity, and diversity within the field of design. She currently teaches graphic design at the Maryland Institute College of Art as a recipient of the AICAD Postgraduate Teaching Fellowship.

Anoushka Khandwala is a graphic designer, illustrator and writer practicing in London. She recently graduated from Central Saint Martins with a BA in Graphic Design and completed an exchange programme with School of Visual Arts in New York. She is passionate about pursuing diversity in the creative industry through empowering minorities, as well as decolonising our way of thinking about design. Combining this interest with vibrant visual languages and a love for human centred design results in a practice that manifests through many different mediums. She runs a group for women and non binary people of colour in the creative industries, is part of the Corrrective Collective, as well as Head of Content for Left From Centre.

Dare Turner is Assistant Curator of Indigenous Art of the Americas at The Baltimore Museum of Art & Faculty at MICA. She is curating the exhibition “Stripes and Stars: Reclaiming Lakota Independence,” which includes a 19th-century beaded baby bonnet adorned with a U.S. flag.