Student-curated Keynote Speaker

Ahmed Ansari is an Assistant Professor in Integrated Design and Media at New York University. His research and writing sits at the intersection of design studies and critical cultural theory, with a focus on decolonising knowledge production in design ethnography, history, and theory, and doing cross-cultural, cosmotechnical studies of concepts active in design praxis and discourse, with a focus on South Asian histories and knowledge systems.

Keynote Speaker

Alexandra Midal combines a curating and research activity in design and visual culture. Professor in the Master Spaces & Communication, at HEAD – Genève, she teaches theoretical and practical workshops around the films by designers.

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Dr. Jussi Parikka is a Professor at Winchester School of Art at University of Southampton and a Visiting Professor at FAMU at Academy of Performing Arts, Prague. He is the author of several books on media, ecology, and materiality, including Digital Contagions (2nd ed.2016), Insect Media (2010) and A Geology of Media (2015).

Alfredo Gutiérrez Borrero Associate Professor of the School of Product Design at the Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano in Bogotá, Colombia. PhD Candidate in Design and Creation, Universidad de Caldas, Manizales, Colombia. He studies the design equivalents within polycardinal thought traditions (Andean, Maori, Lakota) and the Autonomous design forms as leak points and alternatives to capitalist…