LOKI is very excited to be presenting the opening session of the Design Justice track at this year's Allied Media Conference!
The strategy session we are proposing, Design Against Design, will pull together case studies of selected work alongside broader research and thinking on oppositional design practices. We will also present a critique of contemporary social innovation practices that co-opt the language of grassroots activism and design theory, often towards blatantly neoliberal ends.
It is our hope that the session will inspire the collective development of more genuine ways of speaking about and working through socially-engaged design practice, forge new networks, and build some much needed momentum against the growing conservatism of the discipline of design, and culture at large.
Looking forward to seeing everyone in Detroit!