Ezrena Marwan is the founder of Malaysia Design Archive, a digital platform that aims to give context to the history of graphic design in Malaysia. Through the platform she encourages discourse on the role of graphic design in nation building and national identity. She is also the convener of Wanita Pereka, a collective for women designers in Malaysia, as well as co-founder of Sejarah Wanita, an archive of women’s history.
Ezrena is a graphic designer passionate about women’s rights, history and design. She upholds the 1964 Design Manifesto that calls for “a reversal of consumerism and profit driven priorities in favor of more useful, lasting and democratic forms of communications”.