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#DesignUpForACause

As the second wave in India unfolds with disastrous consequences and with my continued distance from family, colleagues, and friends in India, I am grateful that the design community has come up with a small way for me to contribute! The organization DesignUp has stepped up and has succeeded in getting an online event #DesignUpForACause … Continue reading #DesignUpForACause

My review of Wilkerson’s Caste book in NRC

Today, my review on Isabel Wilkerson, the Pulitzer prize winning journalist’s book ‘Caste: the lies that divide us’ is out in the NRC news media outlet in Dutch. Below is the English version. ———————————— Is this the ‘Book of the Century’ or a dangerously seductive tale? Isabel Wilkerson’s Caste is a bible for this divisive … Continue reading My review of Wilkerson’s Caste book in NRC

Twitter war with Rutger Bregman

On June 14 2020, my article in the NRC (Dutch newspaper) critiqued Rutger Bregman, the historian and author celebrity on his “new” story in The Guardian ‘The real lord of the Flies’ that got much attention in these recent weeks and has resulted in a movie deal. What really provoked me to write this article … Continue reading Twitter war with Rutger Bregman

Speaking engagements in June

Webinar overload Looks like I have over-committed to my speaking gigs in June. As my travel like everyone else has been restricted, the fervor to be connected has dramatically increased across the world to share our ideas and visions on the redesign of systems in light of COVID. This global solidarity has compelled me to … Continue reading Speaking engagements in June

Launch of Feminist Labour Collectives Initiative

Feminist Labour Collectives website has just been launched -check it out! FemLab.Co It is a project funded by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) that builds on an understanding of communicative ecologies of women in specific sites of informal labour to explore how digital platforms can be leveraged by them to share grievances and communicate … Continue reading Launch of Feminist Labour Collectives Initiative

Webinar talk: Feminist perspective on the Future of Work

I was invited to speak at a webinar on “The digital economy in Asia: feminist perspectives” organized by the Women and future of work working group of Friedrich Ebert Stiftung in Asia, in cooperation with WIDE+ on 22nd April. This webinar provided an interesting and much-needed discussion on how feminism in the Fourth Industrial Revolution … Continue reading Webinar talk: Feminist perspective on the Future of Work

The COVID effect: Webinars, Virtual keynotes…

With the cascading cancellations and postponement of talks due to COVID, some organizations are rising to the challenge and leveraging on webinars to continue the conversation. I took part in a webinar panel discussion organized by DesignUP to discuss the future of design, remote working, re-skilling, ethics and responsible design by delving deeper into their … Continue reading The COVID effect: Webinars, Virtual keynotes…

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