I am a South African designer with a disciplinary background of Industrial Design. Recently completed a thesis-baes Masters Degree on Biomimicry and Sustainable Product Service Systems (S.PSS) and I am currently completing a PhD in Systems Orientated Design (SOD) at AHO. I have developed teaching courses on designing for sustainability at several universities Southern Africa and China and held a lecture position in Visual Communication Design at Stellenbosch University.
My research interest lies within the socio-environmental pilar of sustainability and I have published work that presents anticipatory, futures-framing and participatory design as key research thematics.
I am particularly interested at Indigenous Knowledge Systems, 3rd wave feminist theory and decolonialisation as framing thematics towards design futures.
I am a co-founder of Co-Go, a NGO that promotes collaborative governance in Situated South African contexts and a core member of the World Design Organisation’s (WDO) Young Designers Circle (YDC).