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Presentation Description for Design Justice and Design Pedagogies

In this 90-minute keynote address, Dr. Costanza-Chock shares reflections on critical pedagogies of design justice. We explore questions such as: How might we teach and learn design justice? What would it mean for institutional structures to support a community-based pedagogy of technology design? What are the challenges in an age of the neoliberalization of the educational system? Dr. Costanza-Chock challenges Oregon’s open ed community to build design systems where students analyze the role of design in our world, recommending methods and strategies that instructional designers and open education practitioners in Oregon can take up to design for justice. This presentation includes a series of questions and collaborative opportunities for participants to apply concepts and talk together, creating action steps for changing design systems in their own campus communities.

Presenter Biography for Dr. Sasha Costanza-Chock

Sasha Costanza-Chock is seated on a rainbow-toned bench and smiles at the camera.

Sasha Costanza-Chock (she/they/ella/elle) is a researcher and designer who works to support community-led processes that build shared power, dismantle the matrix of domination, and advance ecological survival. They are a nonbinary trans* femme. Sasha is known for their work on networked social movements, transformative media organizing, and design justice. Sasha is presently the Head of Research & Sensemaking at OneProject.org and Associate Professor at Northeastern University’s College of Arts, Media, & Design. Sasha is also a Faculty Associate with the Berkman-Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University and a member of the Steering Committee of the Design Justice Network (designjustice.org). They are the author of two books and numerous journal articles, book chapters, and other research publications. Sasha’s latest book, Design Justice: Community-Led Practices to Build the Worlds We Need, was published by the MIT Press in 2020.

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