Friday Lunch: Redesigning design in the pluriverse: stories from an old design school in Rio
Fri 27 Sep, 1pm, Brander Kitchen
with Zoy Anastassakis
In her presentation, Zoy will return to situations she came across in the Superior School of Industrial Design, at Rio de Janeiro State University (ESDI/UERJ), including stories of encounters with “Indians, Blacks and the Poor” which took place there. The expression “Indians, Blacks and the Poor” was used by the samba school Estação Primeira de Mangueira, winner of the 2019 Rio Carnival, in place of the dictum “Order and Progress” which is written at the center of the Brazilian flag. These stories provide the descriptive tools that allow for the protection and care of people and their thinking. Together, by redesigning what can happen in a design school, the academic community carves pathways toward the pluriverse.