Transdisciplinary Design

Seminar

The Secret Society of Coffee-Grabbers

Thanks to my American Friend* I’ve realized that there is a secret society that I’ve not been aware of. A mysterious club of common Coffee-Grabbers which…

Matters of Utopia

Imagine a shady tree hammock with a dense canopy of long spanning Live Oak branches. Mixed among the canopy are a plethora of Sabal palms…

How “thinking in systems” reframed my understanding of farmers’ markets and “community” in design

I love farmers’ markets. I really do. I love the produce, the colors, the food, the scents, and the smiles. So, when a professor asked…

Standing Up for Protests

“Petitions, occupations, strikes, vanguard parties, affinity groups, trade unions: all arose out of particular historical conditions. Protests such as the Stop the War and Occupy…

Designer as Facilitator

“Design is big enough to swallow the world if we let it” – Matt [1] What if, a designer wasn’t a person who came into…

A journey of self decolonization through design

I sat on a plastic chair at a busy cafe in Freetown, Sierra Leone, West Africa, and checked my dusty watch over and over again,…

Cuban Fabulations

Recently, while reading Daniela Rosen’s “Critical Fabulations” I found that the themes and concepts explored in the book truly struck a chord with me. Being…

Unconscious Diversity

Photo: The New York Times https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/27/fashion/kim-kardashian-west-kimono-cultural-appropriation.html/ Since I came to New York, I saw a lot of Japanese words such as sushi, ramen, manga, anime,…