LINK 2022: International Conference of Practice and Research in Design and Global South
8th - 9th December 2022
(Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Colombia Time)
9th - 10th December 2022
(New Zealand Time)
A Free Online Multilingual Conference
This year, LINK Conference is providing live simultaneous translation for our presentations from English to Portuguese. Attendees will be able to interact with the speakers through either chat or voice options.
Register below to join us for the conference and gain a certificate of attendance*.
*Certificates require attendees to watch at least 70% of the conference.
The intensification of the globalisation and commodities fostered by markets and technology has led today’s critical design theorists to advocate for new kinds of engagement between design and the world. Not coincidentally, the last decades saw important contributions to Design Research in Indigenous contexts, where inquiry is situated within an intelligent and intelligible world of natural systems, replete with relational patterns for being in the world.
New indigenising methodologies centre the production of knowledge around design processes and knowledges derived from Indigenous Knowledge. The relationships between researchers, practitioners and practice are being challenged and redefined, empowering Indigenous peoples to collect, analyse, interpret, and control research data instead of participating in projects as subjects.
These shifting orientations and approaches respond to calls by Indigenous advocates and communities for the decolonization of research in institutions of higher education and research methodologies employed by academics in their work. Indigenous ways of knowing are informing research and methods involving artistic practices and indigenous epistemologies – such as film making, photography, storytelling, sound design, and performance.
In its 4th edition, LINK 2022 celebrates the relationship between practice-led design research, the Global South, and Indigenous world views, fostering cognitive shifts to address twenty-first century issues and the creation of inclusive communities that emphasize the interconnectedness (physical, social, emotional, spiritual, and intellectual) between people and landscapes.
We invite the design community and scholars from all over the world to join us to be inspired by the shared experiences and stimulated by possibilities of practice-oriented research from a Global South perspective and Indigenous ways of knowing.