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Lecture, March 21, 2019. 6:30 pm, Metcalf Auditorium, Chace Center/RISD Museum. In this discussion, Tristan Schultz will discuss his work with the decolonizing design group. He will also discuss his research on repair and maintenance as radical eco-design strategies and consider the role that indigenous futuring could play in expanding our understanding of sustainable futures.

Tristan Schultz is a Lecturer and Convenor of Visual Communication Design in the Design Futures Program at Griffith University, Tristan is an Australian/Aboriginal interdisciplinary designer, strategist and researcher with a Master of Design Futures (Hons) and PhD Candidate. Recent research has focused on how design has been, and still is implicated in ongoing colonialism, particularly in relation to Aboriginal cultures in Australia.

He is also the founder and co-director of Relative, a forward-thinking, strategic design practice with a focus on using up-to-date research and community engagement processes to help people understand complex challenges and to support behaviour changes.

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Nature-Culture-Sustainability Studies, NCSS, Liberal Arts Division, lecture, poster, Global Arts and Cultures, GAC, RISD Museum


Art and Design | Environmental Sciences

Decolonizing Design, Repair, and Mapping Indigenous Futures | A Conversatoin with Tristan Schultz



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