Sahibzada Mayed
Trauma-Informed Researcher, Abolitionist, Pause & Effect

Mayed is a design researcher and creative strategist. They bring a critically-informed approach to community-centered design that seeks to advance culturally thriving, regenerative, and sustainably empowering outcomes. Inside and out, Mayed is an abolitionist at heart. She seeks to articulate the ways in which carceral logics and discourses are reproduced in our lives, and dreams of the ways in which we can liberate ourselves and reclaim the freedom to define our own realities. Mayed’s work embodies the radical critique needed to disrupt oppressive systems and the speculative dreaming that is necessary to imagine new worlds.

Sessions by Speaker
Cultivating Design Ecologies of Care, Community, and Collaboration
Wednesday, October 4, 2023 | 8:15am - 8:45am PT