A Hauntological approach to speculative design

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Abstract

This paper introduces my PhD project which is aimed at imagining and proposing professional roles and design practices for decolonial digital futures. To imagine these futures and the practices that make and sustain them, the project builds on critique of speculative design methods to surface the coloniality supplied and replicated by its use in a (post)colonial socio-technical context. The paper delves into my focus on hauntology as a framework to understand coloniality and how designers may engage with contending histories, plurality of experiences and use it to inform their speculative process. Hauntology uses absences and uncertainty as a design material to develop an alternative, decolonial and designerly understanding of temporality in futuring. I outline my short and long-term research plans and how this alternative temporality will be used as a tool to propose an initial catalogue of design skills, competencies, and roles for building and sustaining decolonial digital societies.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTHIS SPACE INTENTIONALLY LEFT BLANK
PublisherDesign Research Society
Publication statusPublished - 2023
EventThe 10th Nordic Design Research Society (Nordes) Conference: This space intentionally left blank - Linköping University, Norköping , Sweden
Duration: 11 Jun 202314 Jun 2023
Conference number: 10
https://www.designresearchsociety.org/events/nordes-2023-cfp-due-12-december

Conference

ConferenceThe 10th Nordic Design Research Society (Nordes) Conference
Abbreviated titleNordes 2023
Country/TerritorySweden
CityNorköping
Period11/06/2314/06/23
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