NSAF

Date: October 11, 2017
Category Case Study
Topic Installation - Product Design

NeuroSpeculative AfroFeminism was an exhibit by Hypen-Labs designed to create anti surveillance products for underserved consumers, to empower them. This exhibit has many interesting products such as a facial recognition thwarting head scarf. With this exhibit, the people creating the products were just as interesting as the products themselves. It’s clear that as a designer you have the power to make a difference. Also, sometimes who makes the product is just as important as the product itself.

A note on Hypen-Labs – Carmen Aguilar y Wedge (cofounder) made this point: If you do not see someone in power that looks like you then how could you possibly get there yourself. I think this is an important sentiment to hold onto going forward.

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