Professor Ed D'souza

Professor Ed D'souza

Personal Chair

Research interests

  • socially engaged art practice
  • critical design practice
  • design anthropology

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He is known for his temporal, site-specific and participatory/collaborative art and design projects. His work explores critical/social art and design practices that engage with a variety of production processes, producers and institutional and public settings, supported by his critical writings around social art and design practices, design anthropology and political and cultural change. 

He has contributed to and spoken publically at conferences and events globally about issues of social practice, biennale making, public practices, art and design education and in presenting his art and design projects and collaborations across China, Spain, India, Germany, United States, Singapore and the UK.

He has contributed a number of writings in relation to biennales and social practices that includes; The Indian Biennale Effect: The Kochi-Muziris Biennale 12/12/12 (Journal of Cultural Politics, Duke University Press, 2013), India’s Biennale Effect: A Politics of Contemporary Art (Routledge, 2016), Whorled Explorations (Marg Foundation, 2016), Timely Provocations: The 3rd Kochi-Muziris Biennale (review for The Biennale Foundation, 2017) Before, during, after biennale. (OnCurating 2020).  

Previous projects and connected publications of note include; Outside India (W+K Exp Gallery, Delhi, 2011) and the accompanying publication Outside India: Dialogues and Documents of Art and Social Change (W+K Delhi, 2012), Barcelona Masala: Narratives and Interactions in Cultural Space (Actar, 2013) and the installation End of Empire (2nd Kochi-Muziris Biennale, 2014).