Global Dialogues: Decolonizing Design and Mapping Indigenous Futures
Through video-conferencing, speak with interdisciplinary designer, Tristan Schultz, about issues of repair across communities, environments, and geographies. Schultz, an Australian with both European and Aboriginal heritage, discusses notions of repair through a decolonizing perspective. Schultz is joined by Damian White, Dean of RISD’s Liberal Arts Division, to examine methods of responsibly designing sustainable futures, in the exhibition Repair and Design Futures.
Born in the Gold Coast, Australia, Tristan Schultz is of Kamilaroi descent. He leads several social design collectives, including Redirective Practice and Relative Creative, which focus on designing interdisciplinary strategies and programs towards decolonization and sustainability. He holds a Bachelor of Design and a Masters of Design Futures (Honours) from the Queensland College of Art, Griffith University, and is currently a doctoral candidate in Design (2019). Schultz has authored several publications, including Making an Age of Repair: Queensland. A case study in participatory process in practice (2017).