We are A Parede, a design education duo currently based in Berlin. We are also co-founders of the Decolonising Design platform.

For collaborations, requests, ideas: hello@a-pare.de

Selected Lectures, Talks, Panels (2014)

  • On Decolonising Design Education, for the launch of Extra-Curricular at Hopscotch Books, Berlin (Germany). August 2018.
  • Decolonising Design, Lecture at DHBW Ravensburg (Germany). February 2018.
  • Cursed Materialities, Lecture-Performance at the School of Design, Nantes (France). November 2017.
  • Colonial Ghosts and Cursed Materialities, Lecture-Performance at the Hochschule Weißensee, Berlin. May 2017.
  • Design and decolonising imaginaries, Lecture at the “Situated and Translating,” Conference, HFBK Hamburg (Germany). May 2017.
  • Decolonising Design Education, Panel Presentation as part of the PARSE 2017 Program; PARSE Dialogues, HDK Gothenburg (Sweden) and Venice Biennale (Italy). April/July 2017.
  • Design and Intersectionality: Material Productions of Gender, Race, Class and Beyond, Opening lecture by Luiza Prado and Ece Canli, for the Intersectional Perspectives on Design, Politics and Power Symposium. School of Arts and Communication, Malmö University (Sweden). November 2016.
  • Metamorfoses: Por uma Descolonização do Design, Panel Presentation at Encontros do Design de Lisboa, University of Arts Lisbon (Portugal). November 2016.
  • Whose Gadgets? On the Distribution of Futures, Keynote Presentation at the Royal Academy of the Arts The Hague (Netherlands). December 2015.
  • Bubblegum futures: Speculative Design, Gender and Colonialism, Lecture by Luiza Prado at the Design Festival, Goldsmiths University London (UK). September 2015.
  • Dystopian Presents and Dismal Futures, Panel Presentation at FAD Fest, Disseny Hub Barcelona (Spain). May 2014.