Dr Danah Abdulla
Dr. Danah Abdulla is an educator, designer and researcher. She is a Lecturer on the BA (Hons) Design Management and Cultures course at London College of Communication.
Danah completed her PhD in the Design department at Goldsmiths, University of London (2017). Her PhD research explored possibilities of making design education curricula more relevant to milieu in Amman, Jordan. Her research interests include new narratives and practices in design that push the disciplinary boundaries and definitions of the discipline.
Danah is particularly focused on decolonising design, possibilities of design education, design culture(s) with a focus on the Arab region, the politics of design, publishing, and critical views of social design practices.
She is a founding member of the Decolonising Design research group alongside seven other researchers, and the founder, creative director and editor of Kalimat Magazine, an independent, non-profit publication about Arab thought and culture.
Previously, Danah has worked for advertising agency DDB as a Digital Cultivator, putting together social media campaigns and building online communities for the likes of Subaru, Canadian Cancer Society, Guinness and more. She also worked for word-of-mouth marketing agency Matchstick with clients like l'Oréal, Maybelline, Carlsberg and others.
Danah obtained an MA in Social Design from the Maryland Institute College of Art (2012) in Baltimore, Maryland, and a BA (Honours) in Communications from the University of Ottawa (2008), in Ottawa, Ontario.