Designing the Pluriversity

Designing the Pluriversity is a project inspired by Arturo Escobar’s Designs for the Pluriverse which presents an anti-capitalist and activist view that reorients design toward the radical interdependence of all life.

Stacey Moran, Cala Coats, and Mirka Koro devised “Designing the Pluriversity” to emphasise participatory, collaborative, situated, and socially responsible design that responds to the various crises (racism, sexism, neoliberalism, Eurocentrism) brought about by hegemonic western university.

I was invited to submit a provocation that encourages critical thinking about being-in the pandemic, and how that is both a situation and a situating. I ask that you consider the politics of being-in a pandemic and that you inefficiently map this situating/situation to create a cosmopolitical rendering of the pandemic.

The provocations are open to anyone via the link:

Yanke & Catal Yst Project

This exhibition will feature a graphic novel that performs as artisitc investigation as well as an arts based research project. Yanke and Catal Yst explores the imagined journey of a young refugee child from his war-torn home to his arrival at a host country. What might Yanke’s experiences be? Is his life better now he is in a different country? How do others treat him?

The exhibition will feature original drawings from the graphic novel, plus written provocations about young learners, refugees, and additional arts based research pieces. The project examines how the arts, and particularly drawing can act as a social commentary, as a political device and as a theorising space to consider the critical issues of our times.