Activism as a Critical Design Tool

Lisa Ma socialises activism. Combining fringe communities, ethnographic research and speculative design, she makes ‘platforms of engagement’ through social events that are perceived as activism but function as services. Lisa Ma was part of the Open Critical Design Session together with Laura Forlano, Luiza Prado and Pedro Oliveira.

Invasive from lisa ma on Vimeo.

Creating ‘Farmification’ with joystick factory workers, creating spa experiences with cat ladies and most recently starting a movement of eating invasive species and even feeding the mayor of Ghent an invasive animal, Lisa Ma creates real-life case studies to propose how activism can engage people quietly and productively, beyond the trend of low-engagement clicktivism. Lisa Ma speaks internationally and her adventures can be followed on      @fringejoyride