Photo courtesy of Studio-X Amman


    09.2018—The ‘Myth’ of Global Design (Keynote Lecture) at Reconsidering Canon in a Diverse World, Design Museum, London, UK.

    03.2018—Black as hell, strong as death, sweet as love: coffeehouse debates on decolonising design  (Workshop), University of Applied Arts Vienna, Vienna, Austria.

    06.2017—Decolonising Design Education (co-authored with Luiza Prado and Tristan Schultz), Exclusive Access: On the dynamics and vocabularies of co-option, care and the subaltern, Venice Research Pavilion, Venice, Italy (link to audio version)

    05.2017—Remarks on Mohamed Elshahed's talk ‘Collecting Modern Egypt’,  British Museum, London, UK

    04.2017—Propositions for design culture in the Arab world (part of the ‘Days, Week, Biennials: Design in Unsettled Times’ roundtable), Studio X Amman at Milan Design Week, Atelier Clerici, Milan, Italy

    09.2016—Designers Represent! Developing a Design Association in Amman, Jordan (Workshop), Amman Design Week, Amman, Jordan
    06.2015—“A Manifesto of Change or Design Imperialism? A Look at the Purpose of the Social Design Practice”, Beirut Design Week: International Conference 2015, Beirut, Lebanon

    11.2013—Localising Design,  Katara Art Center, Doha, Qatar

    11.2013—And they all said “she’s in [culture] shock”, Nuqat Conference, Kuwait City, Kuwait

    04.2012—The Arab Creative and Cultural Class, Design Ethos Conference, Savannah, Georgia

    03.2012—The State of Contemporary Arab Design, Hamiltonian Gallery, Washington, DC

    10.2011—Artistic Arabs in America (Keynote Speaker), George Washington University, Washington, DC

    10.2011—Learning by Design, Design Conversations #35, The Wind Up Space, Baltimore, Maryland


    01.2018—Panel discussion with Cecilia Wu, Hannah Catherine Jones, Lola Olufemi and Tanveer Ahmed, Decolonising the Institution, RCASU Round Table Discussion, RCASU, Royal College of Art, London, UK)

    11.2016—Intersectional Perspectives on Design, Politics and Power (Session Moderator), Malmö University, Malmö, Sweden

    11.2015—Creative Education (Moderator). Copy Paste Syndrome, Nuqat Conference, Kuwait City, Kuwait:

    06.2015—Roundtable Discussion: The value of design in tech and social impact (Discussant), Beirut Design Week: International Conference 2015, Beirut, Lebanon:
    03.2015—Little Women, Big Stories (Wadjda screening) (Discussant), Bechdel Test Film Festival, Stratford Picture House, London, UK

    03.2015—Experiences and challenges of Arab women artists, curators and producers in the UK (Discussant), Arab Women Artists Now, Rich Mix, London, UK

    03.2013—The Challenges of the Non-Profit Cultural Space (Moderator), Kalimat Talks, P21 Gallery, London, UK

    04.2012—Media Freedom in the Middle East (Discussant), Washington, DC

    03.2012—Cultural Kaleidoscope (Discussant), WOW Baltimore, Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, Baltimore


Danah Abdulla・2020