tertulia tecnológica: nearer futures

October 2020 
for Abierto Mexicano de Diseño, with Media Design Practices, ArtCenter College of Design

tertulia tecnológica: nearer futures

Watch the talk here from 02:23:05.


Designers from ArtCenter College of Design’s Graduate Media Design Practices program reunite for an informal tertulia to discuss their exhibited projects at Abierto, the evolution of their practices, and designing futures in a present in crisis. // Diseñadores del programa Prácticas del Diseño de Medios, del ArtCenter College of Design, se reúnen para discutir los proyectos expuestos en el Pabellón Académico del Abierto. Nos platicarán de la evolución de sus prácticas y sobre el diseño de futuros en un presente en crisis.

Hosted by Stephanie Marie Cedeño & Robert Kett

Panelists: Adit Dhanushkodi, Jason Shun Wong, Jessica Escobedo Sibrian, Lauren Williams, Nan Tsai & Nicci Yin, Nidhi Singh Rathore, Reina Imagawa 

Talk Structure & Select Images

Act 1. New Commons
How can we counter the personal & corporate privatization of space? 

Act 2. Renewing the Civic
How can we avoid the tautology of contemporary systems (i.e. becoming the subjects systems want us to be?) 

~ Interlude ~

Prompt: Listen to KLK by Arca, close your eyes, & reflect on the questions below.

Act 3. Diverting the Attention Economy
How can design help us come to terms with labor, inequities, & externalities hidden by the constructed view of today’s attention economies? 


This talk was the first official tertulia tecnológica, a social gathering for discussing design, art, and literature under the umbrella of our technological realities and futures.

Mil gracias a Robert Kett, Ben Hooker, & Maggie Hendrie para esta oportunidad.