ALCHEMIST OF ANCESTRAL SERVICES
"Hi, I'm Jacquie. I am a Filipinx-Bermudian design anthropologist and strategic futurist whose practice combines design, research, education, and consulting, My work is grounded in and supports critical explorations of design’s role and use in creating equitable futures."
HERE'S A QUICK OVERVIEW OF THEIR PROFILE.
They / Them
Asian, Gender-queer, Non-binary, Disabled
K’emk’emelay (Vancouver, British Columbia)
English, French, ASL
Futurism, Research, Foresight Strategy, Anti-Racism, Decolonization
Overseas Filipina Workers Analysis, Postage Stamps for Canada Post, Bookplate speculative interaction design
A SHORT BIOGRAPHY
SOME REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD LOVE THEM
AS MUCH AS WE DO.
Jacquie Shaw (they/them) is a Future Ancestors Services, Alchemist of Ancestral Services. Their practice sprouts from critical explorations of design’s role and use in creating the future and combines design anthropology and strategic foresight. As a queer disabled Filipinx-Bermudian immigrant settler in what is currently Canada, their work orients towards inclusive, equitable, and liberatory futures, built by decolonial, feminist, design justice, and anti-oppressive learnings and practices.
Jacquie holds a MDes in strategic foresight and innovation from OCAD University and a BDes in communication design from Emily Carr University of Art and Design. They are currently based in Vancouver which occupies the unceded territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish Nation) and səl̓ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil-Waututh).
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BEYOND THE BIO INTERVIEW
WE'RE SO MUCH MORE THAN A TITLE AND CV.
What do you do, and what inspires the work that you do?
My work feels most in alignment when the work contributes to the dismantling of oppressive, colonial systems and values, and building liberatory futures. I see work, especially within the current system is inextricably linked to our lives, which are inextricably linked to communities and ecosystems.
I'm no longer interested in, and am working to divest from spending time, especially work time compartmentalizing parts of my lived experience as a person who goes through the work experiencing complex intersectional oppressions; while also holding a lot of privilege which can be leveraged to expand access and equity to other marginalized folks.
It's important to me as a settler and a diasporic person to practice in ways that make space (currently, and into the future/through time/space) for Indigenous self-determination both on the land which I occupy and globally for all Indigenous people. This is a practice in unsettling (as a settler) and decolonizing (as Brown person living in global colonialism/white supremacy), to contribute to a better path.