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PCA Talks presents: Rashid Owoyele


Cooperativist Design: exploring potentials of applied participatory speculative design beyond the consumer market frame


Rashid Owoyele is a Nigerian-American Transdisciplinary Designer and Social Innovation expert born in St. Louis, Missouri. Rashid holds a Master of Fine Arts in Transdisciplinary Design, from Parsons The New School for Design (2013), and a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Ethics & Design with a minor and certificate in Environmental Science and Health in Public Health, from Indiana University (2010). Owoyele is a doctoral candidate at The University for the Arts Berlin and the Weizenbaum Institute expected to complete in Fall 2022.

Owoyele’s research builds upon a mixed-method approach, deploying a literature review, and semi-structured interviews, which form the basis for a practice-based design research process. Starting with a transformation science inspired worldviews (De Witt 2013) methodology he has developed an assessment of narrative barriers facing platform coops to shape the initial design requirements for a design culture conducive of cooperativist design.Therefore, this research seeks to experiment with participatory design methods in the setting of speculative space for exploring the application of platform cooperative futures research inquiries. How might Design play a role in initiating cultural readiness for (platform) Cooperativism?

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Tuesday February 1st, 2022

6:30pm – 8:00 pm

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