Andares

Andares

Collective territory map (2020)

Thesis project II.


This project explores migrant experiences with a group of Latin American women in diaspora all over the world, on the base of critical design, chicano feminism and decolonial theories in design, and in a frame of codesign and speculative methodologies. For me, as part of this community of migrants, it was important to understand our common notions of identity, belonging and hybridity, through aesthetic and performative experiences and expressions, proposed as collaborative creation processes. 



Outcomes:


- A new codesign method: Weaving identity territories with history lines, as described in my published document, p.40. (Find link below). This method was tested in codesign workshops, and allows participants to explore the narrative expressiveness of lines. Regardless of the previous experience with drawing, there is an interesting recognition of one's own experiences when seeing them materialised as lines. This method became the basis for building the collective territory map.


- The design concept of an interactive map of migrant experiences, expressed in a collective identity territorya map-like visualization that anchors the memories, images, songs, thoughts and recipes that form our common imaginary of what we call "home". The outcome embodies the diasporic experience of all of us that have migrated our roots and share diverse cultural traces. 


This project was examined on June 2020, and presented in the 2020 Techne's Conference On Transversalityin the U.K, in the panel of Exile & Migration, in Dec. 2020.

Collective identity territory ©2020 Yénika Castillo Muñoz
Exploration 1: Analyzing data
Exploration 1: Analyzing data
Exploration 1: Open comments on about migrant experiences
Exploration 1: Open comments on about migrant experiences
Mapping design openings
Mapping design openings
Sketching on maps
Sketching on maps
Sketching migratory movements
Sketching migratory movements
Exploration 2: Online design workshops
Exploration 2: Online design workshops
Online design workshops: Exploring narrative expressiveness of lines
Online design workshops: Exploring narrative expressiveness of lines
Results of the design workshops
Results of the design workshops
App icon design: Weaving
App icon design: Weaving
App icon design: Chatting
App icon design: Chatting
App Icon design: Like
App Icon design: Like
App icon design: Wander the map
App icon design: Wander the map
App icon design: Randomize question
App icon design: Randomize question
App prototype: Wireframe
App prototype: Wireframe
App Prototype: Welcome
App Prototype: Welcome
App Prototype: Conversation
App Prototype: Conversation
App Prototype: Weave (1)
App Prototype: Weave (1)
App Prototype: Weave (2)
App Prototype: Weave (2)
App Prototype: Wander the map
App Prototype: Wander the map
App Prototype: Filters
App Prototype: Filters
Published thesis document
Published thesis document
Participation on TECHNE's Conference "On Transversality", Dec. 2020.
Participation on TECHNE's Conference "On Transversality", Dec. 2020.

Roles:

Project leader, designer, design facilitator, design researcher. 


Links:


Keywords:

Research through Design, critical design, collective speculations, critical fabulations, interaction design, UX design, UI design, codesign methods, design for decoloniality, transnational design, chicano feminism

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