A 3-day online symposium on the hesitant state of design education and discourse.

With a.o. Saskia van Stein & Alice Twemlow and Imad Gebrayel & depatriarchise

25-26-27 May
5:00 - 6:30 pm

Over the past few years, design (discourse) has been learned and unlearned, done and undone, patriarchised and depatriarchised, colonized and decolonized, centralized and decentralized, and so on. Meanwhile, (departments of) schools are wandering, not-yet, unsettling, or impermanent, making way for anything other than vast- or sturdiness. These acts of undoing, unlearning, unmaking, etcetera create for a certain pause, a hesitation, a halt, a stutter, a moment to (re)consider what should be said and, most of all, what should be done. If all within design is being undone, unmade, unlearned, what is it exactly that is being done, being made, and being learned?

The unununimimimdededesign online symposium and upcoming publication offers a view from within and upon design education and discourse by means of a selection of different ‘case studies’ that reflect upon the current state of continuous questioning and interrogation in which design actively resides today. It is not meant as an extensive overview, but instead as a collection of peeks into the diverse views, ideas, reflections and questions that design practitioners and educators are dealing with today.

Join us during this 3-day online symposium and engage in the conversations Joannette van der Veer (curator and editor Onomatopee) will have together with selected contributors of the publication.


Tuesday 25 May
5:00 - 6:30 pm
Saskia van Stein & Alice Twemlow on doubt, hesitation, (dis)comfort and (un)productivity.

Wednesday 26 May
17:00 – 19:00
Imad Gebrayel & depatriarchise design on the "design exit" and affective classrooms

Thursday 27 May
17:00 – 19:00
Nancy Snow, Belle Phromchanya & Darunee Terdtoontaveedej (Non Native Native) on reclaiming the unclaimed, on being an outsider from within, and on being a first-generation student.

Want to join? Please register via the following link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_5a5lrbmoRL2Qyh5rgWcUrA

For more information please visit Onomatopee

For questions, please reach out to joannette@onomatopee.net