Oh Hai! We are A Parede, a brazilian design research duo currently living in Berlin. Our research interests fall within decolonial thought, radical pedagogies, gender and sound studies.

Drop us a line for collaborations, requests, ideas and/or general friendliness: hello@a-pare.de

One thing or two about us:

We are Pedro Oliveira and Luiza Prado, currently Ph.D Candidates in Design Research at the Universität der Künste Berlin. Our doctoral researches were fully funded by the Brazilian Council for Research and Development (CNPq) and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).

A Parede is our sandbox for the development of our researches. Think of it as “hub” for ongoing projects that pertain to both our doctoral investigations, texts we’ve been writing on the development of situated methods for design research, and other teaching activities. All of this shares the same premise: to use design as a method for political literacy, and to inquire the accountability of material practices in securing and perpetuating issues rooted in coloniality, such as gender and sonic violence. Through our work we aim to encourage the use, misuse and abuse of design tools to secure counter-hegemonic, anti- and decolonial futures.

In June 2016 we have, together with other researchers with ties to the Global South, released the Decolonising Design platform.

Should you have any interesting comments, proposals and/or collaborations, please send us your thoughts at hello[at]a-pare.de.