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.
- 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 territory, a 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.
Project leader, designer, design facilitator, design researcher.
Research through Design, critical design, collective speculations, critical fabulations, interaction design, UX design, UI design, codesign methods, design for decoloniality, transnational design, chicano feminism