MYRIAM D. DIATTA, BFA, MFA, PhD 

/meer-yem jaa-ta/
(b. 1990 Dakar)


1.  INFO
2. STUDIO
3. APPROACH
4. RESEARCH
5. CV




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Stuff I’m reading
Stuff I’m watching
Stuff I’m hearing
Stuff I’m learning
Stuff I’m crushing on



STUDIO

In line with my vision, below are some of the tactics, methods, and projects I’ve developed to support creative practitioners. You will find professional, academic and personal projects from the past 10 years of my career. They demonstrate my approach for handling theory and practice; values and actions; the abstract and the concrete.




CENTER FOR NORDIC OTHERWISE 

Community 

An art and cultural center in Copenhagen established in a future near you 
2025
UNDISCIPLINING CITATION PRACTICE

Writing

A series of practical tactics to accompany critical artistic inquiry
2023
THINKING FORM

Doctoral Research

A set of working ethics through Black double consciousness
2018 - 2022
I PAID ATTENTION TO THE FOOTNOTES

Writing

An intervention for disrupting the politics of the academic page
2020




THE LOITERING HOLE

Community

An online community for respite from the white gaze
Since 2020
WRITING ON CARE

Facilitation

Dreamlike writing prompts for design museum residents
2020
FAMILY OF SENSIBILITIES

Writing

A collaborative paper investigating practices centered on material and bodily things
2020
VESSEL OF WHAT

Craft

An online shop of hand-thrown pottery
2019




A GUIDE FOR DOING THESIS PROJECTS: FOR DESIGN STUDENTS

Writing

A cheat sheet to bring some transparency to thesis expectations in design
2019
RESIST SMALLER, RESIST SLOWER

Facilitation

Make Visible your Day-to-Day Resistance Practice”
2019
EMBODYING SELF AWARENESS

Movement

“We must investigate ourselves; the bodies we live in that contain our worldviews”
2019
TOOLS FOR RESISTING

ARCHIVING

Home tour interviews and archival project for everyday coping tools
Since 2018



DESIGN STRATEGIES STUDIO

Teaching

A speculative design and social justice course at Pratt Institute
2017
NEW INC COMMUNITY VALUES

Community, Installation

“How might we keep our community values tangible and live in the co-working space?"
2017
MATTER–MIND STUDIO

Professional Research

A creative studio hinged on understanding emotional wellbeing
2015 - 2021
PSYCHOLOGICAL FUTURES

Teaching

An environmental psychology and speculative design course at Pratt Institute
2015, 2016



MATERIAL COMMUNICATIONS

Research, Installation

Interdisciplinary research and tools for Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)
2012, 2013 - 2014

INDEX

A directory of the places, people, and formats found throughout the activities featured here and beyond. Current and past.

FORMATS

Community
Craft
Facilitation
Installation
Movement
Scholarly Research
Professional Research
Teaching
Writing


SITES

Aarhus, DK
Cape Town, SA
Helsinki, FI
London, UK
Melbourne, AU
New York City, US
Prato, IT
Providence, US
Roswell, US
Urbana-Champaign, US


CONTEXTS

Child Mind Institute
Design Indaba
Wonderlab
International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry
Lehigh University Libraries
London Design Museum
Monash University
New Museum x NEW INC
PARSE (Platform for Artistic Research Sweden)
Pratt Institute
RISD x Brown University
Services for the UnderServed
Teleobjects
The New School


CONSTELLATIONS

Abiola Onabule
Alice Sparkly Kat
Akeema-Zane
Anushka Jajodia
Ayra Digma
Azar Bagheri
Cathryn Klasto
Colleen Doyle
Cynthia Voza Lusilu
Daliah Heller
Emma Nguyen
Enni-Kukka Tuomala
Heer Mehta
Helena Cleeve (Kjellgren)
Hillary Nguyen
Ioana Man
Jasmine Woodson
Kate McEntee
Kira-Simon Kennedy
Lillian S. Tong
Lisa Grocott
Marie-Louise Richards
Meghana Srinivasan
Nicole Lashae Ben
Ricardo Dutra
Sumitra Upham
Tattfoo Tan
Taylor Kuhn
Yi Zhang
Yinka Fasehun
Zakiya Collier


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