a. Exacerbated Cultural Bias

After the pandemic started, Asian hate crime rose by 21% in the UK and Asian immigrants and workers all over the world have taken on the biggest hit, as xenophobia has led to avoidance and alienation of their businesses. The long-term consequences of the economic recession…

Ideation

After finishing up the co-design session, I was struggling to grasp the idea of what an “artifact” is. I kept thinking it had to be an installation of an art piece because I made the distinction of “functional” and “non-functional” with design and art. I realize that this binary conception…

Understanding Speculative Design

In hindsight, ‘speculative design’ was particularly hard for me to grasp because I wasn’t in the physical classroom where we could act out speculative methods. I didn’t understand why we would design for something that wasn’t a reality. I kept wanting to think that this fantastical mindset was art, not…

Implications of the “male gaze” exemplified by “molka”, a controversial Korean phenomenon

In the last month, Jung Jun Young, a Korean pop star was investigated for filming and sharing videos, showing him having sex with several women. During the investigation, group chats were found, containing conversations about drugging and raping numerous women. They clearly knew that these actions were actionable, but they…

Rebecca Ghim

Social Innovator & Creative Changemaker

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