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September 29, 2021

2021 Radical Research Summit: Decolonizing Cultural Safety Education Through Cultural Immersion

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Our Cultural Connections project team — comprised of Indigenous knowledge holders, design researchers and partners of Emily Carr University and the College of New Caledonia — was recently invited to present at the 2021 Radical Research Summit, a gathering focused on connecting the North American UX research community.

Within the context of this project, User Experience (UX) research goes beyond interface design into a more broadly defined space of the human experience. The Decolonizing the Healthcare System through Cultural Connections project aims to create a model for cultural safety education that promotes behaviour change through a multi-sensory approach of cultural immersion — embodied learning (through Indigenous led-material practice), and active learning (through shared oral histories, knowledge and deep listening).

The presentation summarizes insights from four key elements of the workshop model: convening, conversation, making, and rest & reflection. To watch the full presentation and Q/A session, click here.

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