Deepa Butoliya


Dr. Butoliya is a designer, design educator and scholar in design. Her research and teaching focus on critical practices in design and making coming from the Global South with interdisciplinary specializations in Speculative and Critical design practices and research. She is particularly interested in the ways in which people of the Global South have engaged in critical making practices and have redefined the way we understand futures of the Global South. Dr. Butoliya holds a doctorate degree from School of Design, Carnegie Mellon University and Masters in Fine Arts from the University of Illinois at Chicago and Masters in Design from Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur.

Deepa Butoliya will discuss the current state of how decisions in design are made, how those who we might not expect are using “jugaad” to make them, and how they might change the way we think about where the design of the future comes from.