In Designing Cities for All (DCFA) we dive into the matter of (re)designing inclusive cities. Next to inviting many designers, scientists, experts, educational institutions, and other involved partners to participate- we invited a total of six Fellows to curate part of the programme. After our 2021 Fellows Lyongo Juliana, Dark Matter Labs, and Galit Ariel, and OneWorld in the first months of 2022, we are happy to welcome Daphina Misiedjan as our next Fellow! In her DCFA Fellowship, Daphina, who is an expert on environmental justice and human rights, will take us on her mission to (re)think the way people and the environment are related. Together we’ll explore how different social and environmental circumstances can create inequalities on a local, regional and international level.
dr. Daphina Misiedjan is an assistant professor in human rights and the environment at International Institute of Social Studies (ISS), The Hague and 2020/2021 Fellow at The Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences (NIAS). In addition, she is an expert within the UN Harmony with Nature program. She specializes in issues concerning human rights and environmental justice, specifically concerning Environmental Justice within the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Rights of Nature and Environmental Justice form local city and neighborhood perspectives.
For the launch of this fifth fellowship, Daphina has invited two inspirational guests, with whom she’ll discuss the importance of environmental justice and the power of the law: Nawal Mustafa and Rosalba Icaza .
Nawal Mustafa is a strategic legal advisor at Bureau Clara Wichmann, co-founder of SPEAK, a collective against racism, Islamophobia and gender inequality. She is also a researcher at the VU University Amsterdam.
Rosalba Icaza is Professor in Global Politics, Feminisms and Decoloniality at the Erasmus University of Rotterdam. Interconnecting these strands, her academic work has generated rigorous societally engaged analyzes of global politics and epistemic justice in development studies.