University of New South Wales

Dr Livia Rezende is a design historian living on Gadigal land and working as a Senior Lecturer and Postgraduate Coordinator at the School of Art & Design, UNSW, Sydney. Her current research project investigates the expansion of the industrial design activity in Latin America under the aegis of military dictatorships in the 1960s and 1970s as a neo-colonial endeavour. Dr Rezende’s previous projects and publications discuss nation-building efforts through designed pavilions, visual communication, exhibits and displays in 19th-century International Exhibitions and World’s Fairs, with emphasis on the commodification of raw materials and the gendering of nature. As one of the co-founders of the international research collective OPEN, Dr Rezende works on decolonial methods and praxis through public engagement, educational impact, and scholarly outputs.

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