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My research project is focused on exploring how design anthropology could be used as a tool to reimagine local education systems in Sri Lanka. The project culminated from fieldwork in Sri Lanka that focused on testing a five-hour long design session with a diverse group of researchers and educators. This was followed by a visual ethnography component that followed three local educators from the village of Wanathawilluwa. Through these ethnographic findings and field observations, I argue that design anthropology presents a unique toolbox for collaborative, participatory, solutions-driven forms of community engagement that aim to radically reimagine everyday structures of power.