Dialogues on Decolonial Participatory Design Praxis During a Revolution

Reem Refaat Talhouk, Sarah Armoush

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On the 17th of October 2019, people from across Lebanon participated in nation-wide protests which ignited a revolution condemning the political elite and the dire socioeconomic conditions they have engendered. Such events through which people are (re)imagining their lifeworlds prompt us as Lebanese design researchers to (re)imagine Participatory Design within a decolonial and decolonizing narrative. In an effort to (re)imagine PD so that we think/do with and from the revolution, we present dialogues held amongst: ourselves, with Lebanese public health practitioners/activists and with decolonial/decolonizing literature. Through these dialogues we unsettle our entanglements and raise the contradictions and questions within PD that we are contending with. In doing so we contribute to the growing efforts to decolonize PD so that we create worlds otherwise.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPDC '22
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the Participatory Design Conference 2022
EditorsVasilis Vlachokyriakos, Joyce Yee, Christopher Frauenberger, Melisa Duque Hurtado, Nicolai Hansen, Angelika Strohmayer, Izak Van Zyl, Andy Dearden, Reem Talhouk, Cally Gatehouse, Donna Leishman, Shana Agid, Mariacristina Sciannamblo, Jennyfer Taylor, Andrea Botero, Chiara Del Gaudio, Yoko Akama, Rachel Clarke, John Vines
Place of PublicationNew York, US
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781450396813
Publication statusPublished - 19 Aug 2022
EventPDC 2022: Participatory Design Conference 2022 - Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Duration: 19 Aug 20221 Sept 2022


ConferencePDC 2022: Participatory Design Conference 2022
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CityNewcastle Upon Tyne


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