Pluriversal Design: Perspectives from Ainu Mosir (hosted by Xanat Vargas Meza)

This session took place on April 16, 2021.

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Session Description

Ainu Mosir is the world of the Ainu people, recognized as indigenous by the Japanese government. By the means of cultural revitalization through legislation and social movements, Ainu creatives have slowly but steadily flourished in recent years. This presentation discusses the perspective of Ainu peoples regarding the living planet, the preservation of their own culture and the influence that this worldview has on their interactive design. Based on the study of interactive projects created with Ainu peoples, the importance of their collaboration in the creative process and in the projects sustainability is exposed.

Xanat Vargas Meza is a Graphic Communication Designer, Master of Arts in Media and Communication and Ph.D. in Kansei Science. She works as Assistant Professor in the University of Tsukuba, Japan, aiming for sustainability and resilience in design and engineering.