We are a collective of design educators from across the Asia Pacific region engaged with a range of separate yet related questions on how to co-create decolonial, pluriversal, and intersection voices, materials, themes, and approaches within our teaching. We encourage more diverse ways of teaching and designing within tertiary institutions. This is our platform for co-creating and sharing this knowledge.

The InterDesigning Network strives to be a home for histories, perspectives, and practices of design that have been—and still often remain—underrepresented within dominant design dialogues and university curricula across the Asia Pacific region.
The InterDesigning network seeks to create connections between educators who want to share experiences of trying, failing and succeeding to implement approaches to positionality, locality, and plurality in the classroom.

Past Happenings

28–29 November


Co-creating the Praxis of Teaching Decolonial, Intersectional and Pluriversal Design and Histories. You are warmly invited to join the InterDesigning symposium that will bring together design scholars, educators, and practitioners across Oceania to explore and co-create more diverse ways of teaching and designing within tertiary institutions.

2 November 2023

ACUADS Conference

The InterDesigning network will be presenting at the Thriving Futures 2023 ACUADS conference. Our presentation ‘Wellbeing in dialogue: How to innovate design teaching through positionality, intersectionality and pluriversal approaches’ centres key praxes in design education that have the potential to increase students’ sense of belonging while improving staff confidence and ability to teach from and including diverse perspectives. Through these praxes, we aim to contribute to Design staff and student wellbeing and support the discipline in fulfilling its societal role of foregrounding culture, care, and community.

InterDesigning pays our respect to Elders, Ancestors and Traditional Custodians of the lands where this network was conceived; Wurundjeri, Woi Wurrung, Boon Wurrung language groups of the Kulin Nations, Bidjigal and Gadigal peoples of the Eora nation, and Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei, Ngāi Tai ki Tāmaki iwi (tribes). We also pay respects to our own ancestors and acknowledge how they have shaped the stories and knowledges we share here.