On November 28, 2019, Milena gave a presentation at the Designing for People research cluster in the University of British Colombia. The title of her somewhat provocative talk was “From Style to Humility: 150 years of design progress.”
From October 18-22, 2019 Milena and Stan met with other members of the qlab and gave a series of talks hosted by the Games Institute. Their subjects included the intersection of feminism and human-computer-interaction (Milena), transformational design research (Stan), and a workshop on techno-tampons (Milena).
Following up on the workshop in January 2018 in Guaviare, Colombia, four members of the lab helped to deliver in August 2019 a series of sessions on imagining a better future. Approximately 100 people from Tumaco and vicinity, as well as elsewhere in Colombia, spent two weeks working on 10 design projects on topics such as luxury cacao production, making musical instruments, children’s playgrounds, and the fashion industry. At the same time, we worked on achieving an improved understanding the value systems of the various participants from Tumaco.