TU Wien Informatics

Decolonising Design within Colonised Worlds

  • By Claudia Vitt (edt.)
  • 2021-06-24
  • Social Responsibility

This talk aims to reflect on how we decolonise our ways of being and research within humanitarian, universities and community spaces.

Decolonising Design within Colonised Worlds
Picture: Katta Spiel

  • This is an online-only event.
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Decolonising Design within Colonised WorldsReem Talhouk (Northumbria University, UK)

Nowadays, in every academic circle Reem Talhouk is in, the topic of Decolonising Design, Technologies and Human-Computer Interaction is bound to come up. But what does it mean to do decolonial work in persistently colonised spaces? What does it mean to be a decolonised being, technology and practice?

Drawing from her research, experiences and decolonial thinkers, she hopes that during this talk, we can reflect together on how we decolonise our ways of being and research within humanitarian, universities and community spaces. The talk is in no means a step-by-step guide, nor is it coming from a position of expertise. Rather it constitutes experiences of struggle, pain and aspiration within the spaces in which her research and herself exist that she hopes we can hold together in sadness, creativity and activism.


Online Event

Registration and participation are free and open to the public.

About the Lecture Series

Technologies invade our everyday lives, take part in constructing our identity, classify (often violently) bodies, and, pushed by recent regulations on social distancing, play an expanding role in connecting families and friends. The effects of this rapid increase of technological dependency, though, further exacerbate existing inequalities, introduce new ones, and lead to previously less apparent pockets of freedom.

In the series “Critical Perspectives on Technology”, the project “Exceptional Norms,” part of the research unit Human Computer Interaction at TU Wien Informatics, invites interested audiences to participate in biweekly talks and critically engage with recent research on technology assessment.

Our speakers are trailblazing scholars and internationally renowned experts from a range of (inter)disciplinary standpoints in conversation with Austrian researchers as hosts.

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