Ahmed Ansari is an Industry Assistant Professor at New York University at the Integrated Digital Media program in the department of Technology, Culture & Society, where he teach courses in interaction and systems design, design research, and design studies.
His research interests intersect between critical design studies and history, postcolonial and decolonial theory, and pre-colonial philosophy and history of design and technology in the Indian subcontinent.
He was a founding member of the Decolonising Design platform and the Architecture Design Research Lab in Karachi. He is also does academic consulting focusing on curriculum development at the undergraduate level, and have helped design the curricula for the design programs at the Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture and Habib University in Karachi. Lately, he’s been running a weekly design discussion series since March 2020 online that is free and open to the public.