DHS Podcasts

16 July 2021

The Design History Society is proud to announce the launch of the third and final series of Reverberations podcasts by Zara Arshad!

The Reverberations podcast was created to discuss marginalisation, underrepresentation and erasure in the UK’s cultural and creative sectors. Organised around three key themes - “institutions”, “divergent models”, and “decolonising design and culture” - season one of the podcast broadly focuses on history making, particularly in relation to design history. The conversations that feature implicitly reflect on how and where our histories have conventionally been told, and who gets to tell them through considering the work and experiences of BIPOC peers and colleagues, who have navigated, continue to navigate, and frequently resist institutional structures and frameworks in varying ways.

“Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare“ - Audre Lorde

The third group of podcasts Decolonising Design and Culture asks the question of how can we decolonise design and culture, as well as the establishments (e.g. universities, museums, archives) through which histories are shaped and taught? Speakers Danah Abdulla (designer, educator, researcher and co-founder of Decolonising Design), Tanveer Ahmed (PhD researcher, and visiting tutor for the Royal College of Art and Central Saint Martins), and Rachael Minott (artist, curator and researcher) share their thoughts.


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