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People working in systemic design

Pushpi Bagchi

Dr Pushpi Bagchi is a visual communication designer and researcher who aims to use design as a tool to catalyse social innovation. She is a post-doctoral research associate in the new ‘Data and Design Lab’ at Edinburgh Futures Institute (EFI) – which is iterating and establishing participatory design-based approaches, toolkits and methods, to support the design of teams and collaborations across EFI.

She holds a PhD in Design and an MA in Graphic Design from the University of Edinburgh. She has worked in various roles in the education, creative, and third sector across Sri Lanka, India, and the United Kingdom. Her research explores participatory design, hybridity, pluriversality and transnationalism. She is particularly interested in how the nuances of cultural context create frictions that challenge notions of universality.


Primary Affiliation:The University of Edinburgh


Country:United Kingdom



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