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Decolonial Pathways: Our Manifesto for a Decolonizing Agenda in HCI Research and Design

  • Garcia, Adriana Alvarado|Maestre, Juan F. | Barcham, Manuhuia | Iriarte, Marilyn | Wong-Villacres, Marisol | Lemus, Oscar A. | Dudani, Palak | Reynolds-Cuellar, Pedro | Wang, Ruotong | Pargman, Teresa Cerratto

As the push for intersection between decolonial and post-colonial perspectives, and technology design and HCI continues to grow, the natural challenge of embracing different ways of approaching knowledge production without ’othering’ begins to emerge. In this paper, we offer what we call ’decolonial paths’, possible portals to navigate through this challenge.

This collective exploration inspires five pathways for approaching decoloniality within HCI: understanding, reconsidering, changing, expanding, and reflecting. Non-prescriptive and non-definitive, these pathways offer HCI researchers a framework to investigate their own practice and the spaces of sociotechnical research and learning they inhabit.

Garcia, A.Maestre, J., & Barcham, M., & Iriarte, M., & Wong-Villacres, M., & Lemus, O., & Dudani, P., & Reynolds-Cuellar, P., & Wang, R., & Pargman, T. 2021. 'Decolonial Pathways: Our Manifesto for a Decolonizing Agenda in HCI Research and Design'. In Proceedings of Japan ’21: ACM (CHI ’21). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 13 pages. Available: https://doi.org/10.1145/1122445.1122456