Journal Articles & Book Chapters
Vink, J., Rodrigues, V., Wikburg-Nilsson, A., Ansari, A. , “Towards a reflexive service design practice”, in Sangiorgi, D., Penin. Lara., Prendiville A. Handbook of service design: Plural perspectives and a critical contemporary agenda. (Submitted for review)
Ansari, A. Cosmopolitanism and difference in design language: Some reflections on the decolonial turn from pakistan. In Abdullah, N., Li, X., Lee, C., Post-Radical Pedagogy Reader. (Submitted for review)
Ansari, A., (2022), Book Reviews: John Chris Jones, Designing Designing, Judy Attfield, Wild Things. Design & Culture, Volume 14:3, pp 361-365.
Ansari, A. (2021). Plural bodies, pluriversal humans: Questioning the ontology of ‘body’ in design. Somatechnics, 10(3), 286-305.
Ansari, Agid et al (2021). “Geographies of power”, in Amatullo, M., Boyer, B., May, J., & Shea, A. Design for Social Innovation: Case Studies from Around the World. Routledge.
Ansari, Kiem (2021). “What is needed for change?”, in Mareis, C., & Paim, N. (2021). Design struggles: intersecting histories, pedagogies, and perspectives. Amsterdam: Valiz.
Ansari, A. (2021). “Modernity + Coloniality”. in Raval, N. A New A.I Lexicon. Independent.
Ansari, A (2020). “On reification”, in Dilnot, C., Staszowski, E., Designing in Dark Times: An Arendtian Lexicon, Bloomsbury Publishing.
Ansari, A., (2020). “Specters of colonialism, specters on design: design’s missing others and their incommensurate worlds”, in Nozek, A., Fry, T., Design in Crisis: New Worlds, Philosophies & Practices. Routledge.
Ansari, A., (2020), Greenhouse & garden: Western sphereology & other genealogies of nature, culture, & technics, History of the Human Sciences.
Ansari, A., Abdullah, D., Prado, L., et al (2019), “The decolonising design manifesto”. in Candy, S., Design and Futures. Independently Published. (Republication)
Ansari, A., (2019), Decolonising design through the perspectives of cosmological others. ACM XRDS, Volume 26, Issue 2.
Ansari, A., (2019), “Global methods, local designs”, in Reznick, E., The Social Design Reader. Bloomsbury Press, New York.
Ansari, A., Abdullah, D., Prado, L., et al (2019), “The decolonising design manifesto”. in Reznick, E., The Social Design Reader, Bloomsbury Press, New York, (Republication)
Schultz, T., Abdullah, D., Ansari, A., et al (2018). What is at stake with decolonizing design? a roundtable. Design & Culture, Volume 10:1, pp 81-101
Schultz, T., Abdullah, D., Ansari, A., et al (2018). Editors’ introduction, Design & Culture, Volume 10:1, pp 1-6
Ansari, A., (2018). What knowledge for decolonising the philosophy of technology?, Distributed, Open Editions, London, pp 185-197
Ansari, A., (2016), “Redesigning design education in pakistan: integrating systems thinking and material culture into local design pedagogy”, in Minwalla, F., Cityscapes, IVSAA, Karachi.
Ansari, A., Kandala, R., (2016), Interview: jian guan on design & innovation in china, ACM XRDS, Volume 22, Issue 4.
Ansari, A., (2016), Politics & method, Modes of Criticism, Vol 2.
Ansari, A., (2015), “Operation sovereign borders (australian government customs and border protection service)”. in Antonelli, P., Hunt, J., Design & Violence, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, pp 88-95.
Loew, M., Ansari, A., Bartley, C., Nourbahksh, I., (2013), Stories in the rock: a design case for explorable image viewers in museums, International Journal of Designs for Learning, Vol 2, Issue 4.
Louw, M., Ansari, A., Bartley, C., Nourbahksh, I., (2013), Exploring gigapixel image environments for communication and learning in museums, Proceedings of Museums & The Web, Portland, OR, April 17-21.
Conference Presentations & Publications
Design for Multiple Worlds, European Media Art Festival 2022, Apr 8, 2022. (Panel)
Thinking design for this century: designing for sustainable and just transitions, Parsons School of Design, Oct 20, 2022.(Panel)
Technology, Equity & Social Justice Roundtable, IEEE ISTAS 2021, University of Waterloo, Oct 29, 2021. (Panel)
Decolonising AI: Perspectives from the Global South, A Better Tech, New York University, Oct 14, 2021. (Panel)
Practice research in social design: definitions, contexts, futures, University of the Arts London, May19-20, 2022. (Presentation)
Symposium: The Demand for Independent Research, AIGA Annual Conference 2021, Sept 21, 2021. (Panel)
What’s a PhD in design? A conversation with the organizers of the North American PhD by Design symposium, A Symposium on Design Graduate Education, University of Washington, Apr 30, 2021.
Co-opting AI: Ideology, New York University, New York, Apr 15, 2021. (Panel)
Othering Modernism, Design Publics & Agents, Parsons School of Design, Oct 8, 2022.(Panel)
Decolonizing Learning Spaces for Sociotechnical Research and Design, ACM CSCW, Oct 17-20. (Panel)
What Decolonial Design is Not, AIGA SHIFT Virtual Summit, Aug 3-7, 2020. (Panel)
DESIS at 10 symposium, Transdisciplinary Design Program, Parsons School of Design, Feb 28, 2020. (Panel)
Design for Inclusivity, ConflictxDesign Conference, Graduate School of Design, Harvard University, Feb 23, 2020. (Talk & Panel)
Gomez, S.F., Ansari, A., & Carter, F., Practice-led pedagogy for socio-technical transitions: a case study in systems thinking, RSD8: Relating Systems Thinking and Design Symposium, Oct 13-15, 2019. (Presentation)
Reconceiving design from the perspectives of design’s others: cosmological perspectivism, cosmotechnics, & designing for the pluriverse. Proceedings of the Porto Design Biennale, Sept 26-27, 2019. (Talk & Panel w/ Decolonising Design Platform)
“Interview with Decolonising Design”. Victor Papanek: The Politics of Design, Weil am Rhein, Germany, Sept 29, 2018. (Interview w/ Danah Abdullah & Erika Pinner)
Ansari, A., (2018), “Two programs for decolonising design”, Beyond Change, Swiss Design Network Summit, Basel, Switzerland, Mar 8-10. (Paper)
Carter, F., Mata-Marin, S., Onafuwa, D., Ansari, A., & Lockton, D. (2017). “Changing behavior of the systems we’re in: designing for transitions in environment, economy, and democracy”. RSD6: Relating Systems Thinking and Design 6 Symposium. (Paper & Presentation)
The impact of design, The Nest I/O, Karachi, Pakistan, Jul 2018. (Panel)
Fostering plural ontologies & artificials in the age of the great devourer, Sustainable UX, Feb 2018. (Presentation)
Detroit City of Design Summit 2017, College for Creative Studies, Sept 2017. (Presentation)
Time & transition, RSD5: Relating Systems Thinking and Design Symposium, Toronto, Canada, Oct 2016. (Presentation w/ Jabe Bloom)
New methods, new modalities, but same old results?, #DisruptEd ‘14, Islamabad, Pakistan, Apr 2014. (Panel)