What does decolonizing design mean to you? How can designers learn from and value the knowledge that comes out of localized contexts? In this podcast episode Christian Zöllner and Ramon Tejada - Professor for Graphic Design at RISD - engage in a conversation about the urgent need to question the euro-centric design canon, making space for other voices, and the potentials of slowing down design education altogether.
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Ramon is a (New Yorkino / Afro-Caribbean / American) designer (as Estudio Ramon) and educator based in Providence, Rhode Island. He works in a hybrid design/teaching practice focusing on collaboration, inclusion, unearthing and the responsible expansion of design, a practice he has named “puncturing.” After teaching experiences at Pratt Institute, Parsons/The New School, CUNY–Queens College and at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD) Ramon is currently an Assistant Professor in the Graphic Design Department at Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). As the initiator of the Decolonizing Design Reader, Ramon runs an open collaborative research collection revolving around the politics of design.