Free, Bookings Required


Wed 23 Mar
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm


Victorian Pride Centre
79-81 Fitzroy St, 79-81 Fitzroy St, St Kilda VIC 3182, Australia

This workshop explores a Social Identity Map before contrasting the different spheres with the traditional Mexican game ‘Loteria’

Positioning your identity through mapping and playing Past Event

Presented by Carlos Vazquez

We propose a decolonising workshop to deeply understand and reflect on our identity by creating a “Social Identity Map” and an explicit positionality towards different global and community concerns, like climate change, gender and decolonisation.

This workshop is divided into two parts. The first part will be using a reflective tool called Social Identity Map developed by Danielle Jacobson and Nida Mustafa which guides the participants to recognize their ‘social location’ through different tiers of identity. This will help us understand and reflect on your positionality and privilege.

The second part will be on reflecting how this social identity and way of being shapes how you think and the way you connect with others and the world. We will use a typical Mexican board game called Loteria, the job of this game is to openly express your ideas based on your social identity within global issues – ex. archetypes and elements in the Loteria that will give you an opportunity to reflect on diverse topics.

This workshop will make us think about the theme of this year MDW “Design the world you want.” This project might explore sensitive topics such as race, class and gender, therefore recording will not be permitted.


Desiree Ibinarriaga

Indigenous Mexican woman with Chamula (Mayan), Nahua (Aztec) and Euskaldunak (Basque) heritage. Desiree is a creative practitioner, collaborative and social design maker and thinker. She is Lecturer at Monash Art Design and Architecture, and Coordinator for Indigenous Higher Degrees by Research being part of Wominjeka Djeembana Research Lab.