Opening Roundtable: South Designs for Planetary Futures
This opening roundtable conversation brings together prominent speakers to reflect on how design, thought and practiced from the South, forges planetary futures. Paolo Tavares will speak about new ways of conceiving design in the context of his work on indigenous land restoration in Brazil. Michael Uwemedimo discusses what design can do for communities subjected to the violence of fossil extractivism in urban Nigeria. And Jennifer Gabrys draws from her groundbreaking research on air pollution monitoring to outline planetary practices of citizenship. Together, they address the question of what design responses to ecological crises look like when they are grounded in the aspirations and struggles of those most affected.
Part of the Critical Urbanisms lecture series "South Designs: Planetary Futures", an eight-month series of discussions reflecting on how design, thought and practiced from the South, forges planetary futures.
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