#Decolonise! will give design educators the opportunity to reflect on, and critically interrogate the notion of Decolonisation in relation to design education with the aim of transforming existing practices.
The Design Education Forum of Southern Africa (DEFSA) invites all role-players in design to submit academic papers that will contribute to this discourse. You do not need to be a DEFSA member (or work at an institution that is a DEFSA member) to submit a paper. The 14th National Design Education Conference of the Design Education Forum of Southern Africa (DEFSA) is hosted by the Tshwane University of Technology’s Faculty of the Arts and Inscape Education Group. It takes from 27 – 29 September at Freedom Park, City of Tshwane.
Questions that require our urgent attention include:
- What is our understanding of the call for decolonised education?
- How do our curricula and pedagogical approaches stand up to this call?
- What values, assumptions and truths underlie our discipline?
- To what extent do we incorporate the context and knowledge of the South, and more specifically of Africa into our discipline?
- How do we bring practitioners of design into the conversation?
- How are we contributing textbooks and learning resources to this project?
- What do our students have to say on these issues
Don't miss our workshop!
Creative Outputs, Research Outputs and Practice-Led Masters and Doctorates in Fashion and Interior Design: a strategic round-table.
Keynote Speaker - Professor George J. Sefa Dei
Ghanaian-born George Sefa Dei is a renowned educator, researcher and writer who is considered by many as one of Canada’s foremost scholars on race and anti-racism studies.
This Conference promises to engage cutting edge scholarship on the topic, fleshing out the tensions, limitations and possibilities of decoloniality as it implicates design education in Africa."