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Deconstructing Coloniality in Design and Research

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Please note that at the time of registration you can sign up for one of two options.

Wednesday, July 10th from 4:00 - 6:00 pm Pacific Time

Thursday, July 11th from 9:00 - 11:00 am Pacific Time

Colonization is an ongoing and deeply entrenched process that continues to affect our world and has pervasive implications in design and research. From the way we conceptualize the world and understand research, to the way we design and share solutions. 

In this session, we will delve deep into the concept of coloniality within "modern" design and research. Beginning with an introduction to the 9 building blocks of coloniality, participants will gain insights into the nuanced ways that coloniality emerges within our practices. Through specific examples and case studies, we will highlight how principles such as extraction, Eurocentric intellectualism, and centralization of power show up in the work we do as designers and researchers.

By embracing relational principles, we will share how design and research practices can be transformed to challenge the status quo and be centered around agency, care, dignity, and reciprocity. We will offer thought-provoking reflections and creative prompts for participants to explore their own relationships with coloniality and cast visions for decolonized and liberated futures.

Accessibility: This session is offered through Zoom with automated closed captioning in English. We will not have ASL for this offering. We are happy to offer visual descriptions as needed. Before registering, please email us at to share your access needs so that we can do our best to optimize this experience for you.

Recording: This session will be recorded and the recording will be available, only to those who register, until August 15, 2024. We are firm on this timeframe so please keep this in mind as you sign up.

Professional Development: If you have access to professional development funds through your organization, please purchase your ticket at the Starling rate. Note, this workshop is not intended for teams or organizations. If you are interested in this, please email us at to discuss organization/team pricing.

Pricing: There are three ticket options: Dandelion, Fern, and Starling. In order to provide financial accessibility for our learning experiences and honor our commitment to anti-capitalist values, we use a sliding scale model. We ask that you thoughtfully consider your financial capacity and your ability to support a fair and accessible price for fellow learners within our community. We trust that you will respect and honor the labor and knowledge that has gone into creating this session and commit to paying within the appropriate range. We also recognize that some individuals may face additional financial barriers due to unemployment, life transitions, economic injustice, etc. If that is the case, please feel free to reach out to us via email at

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