Like a Whales Song? Decolonising Indigenous Design Futures | A talk featuring Tristan Schultz of Relative Creative.

This paper takes as its central premise that the technological colonization of imagination is ontologically designing human extinction. It grounds this premise in strong critical arguments that this threat has gathered as a result of modernity/coloniality and is now imminent.


This paper takes as its second central premise that as much as resistance may seem futile, being nihilistic about this future trajectory is too. Therefore a political activation of relationality, in contrast to Cartesian dualism, is urgently required for human survival.


This paper takes as its third central premise that mapping practices can contribute to this both at modes of contribution to ‘how’ to imagine differently while avoiding colonial traps and what to imagine differently beyond technological colonization of imagination.