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DESGN-6720-2: DC: Topics: Designing Our Way Out: Imagining Liberation

Spring 2021

Subject: Graduate Design
Type: Seminar
Delivery Mode: Online
Level: Graduate

Course Dates: January 25, 2021 — May 09, 2021
Meetings: Thu 4:00-05:55PM
Instructor: Juan Carlos Rodriguez Rivera

Units: 3.0
Enrolled: 7/11


Designing Our Way Out: Imagining Liberation
Design and visual communication have a direct impact in the creation and development of cultures. Why is it that design has not formally worked towards practices of liberation and sovereignty? How can design and visual communication formally engage with decolonial methodologies and practices? How do we critically approach eurocentric imperatives in knowledge and practice production such as graphic design, ux/ui design, etc? Decolonization is becoming a buzzword in today’s world, this condition is not allowing individuals for deeper exploration of a multiplicity of definitions, actions and consequences. As visual communicators and designers how do we define decolonization and how does it relate to our practices? What roles has design played in practices of colonization and decolonization? This seminar course will study decolonization in design and visual communication, particularly design practices and methodologies.

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