The narratives and cultural heritage of nation states are entangled with the notion of belonging but also the contested right to own territories and objects. Museums hold (colonial) artefacts in forced exile, far away from their places of origin. We will start with revisiting design and art projects, e.g. the open source NefertitiBot amongst others, and consider how we can intelligibly talk and think of stateless objects, decolonizing design and knowledge. Stemming from this research, we ask you to produce a digital artefact (open source files, digital models, virtual domains) that challenge the colonial context. In this methodology the role of the designer blends into the role of the activist by giving voice to a stateless object.

Guest Critiques: Alessandro Squatrito, Tobias Revell, Louis Braddock Clarke and Natalie Kane (V&A Museum, London)