Design is neither neutral, nor universal. Apart from being being politically, socially, and economically devastating,
colonization ushered long lasting damages that continue to extend into artistic and academic practice.
This evolved into what we now know as neo-colonialism: imperial powers exerting dominance through media and oppressive trade policies and perpetuating oppressive conditions. It is necessary that we
understand decoloniality. The latest iterations were presented at Salone Satellite during Milan Design Week 2023.
There are two iterations so far.
The first one was directly adapting exisiting iconic designs from a newer lens. This included the eames elephant, the womb chair, the Barcelona bench, the memphis lamp and others:
The second iteration is a further study on the changed design, keeping the inspirations but slowly removing all trace of the original designs to take ownership:
click here for images from original thesis project and presentation