Designer and artist interrogating societal, historical and institutional forces against individual and collective identity.
Zainab Aliyu (Zai /zā/) is a Nigerian-American designer and artist based in Brooklyn, NY. Her transdisciplinary practice leverages critical pedagogy, contextual inquiry and the human side of technology to interrogate societal, historical and institutional forces against individual and collective identity. Recently, she graduated from Carnegie Mellon University after studying Communication Design and Human-Computer Interaction. Talk to her about culture, social justice, speculative critical design and what you're currently reading!currently Facilitating community (de)programming to heal generational trauma and the collective consciousness at Black Girl Magik↗ · designing tools to uphold the integrity and community standards that help people feel safe on social platforms like Facebook and Instagram↗ · publishing an anthology of one-act plays about identity and anonymity in the digital and physical realms recently listened to