How can we construct an antiracist art and design practice? How do our curriculum, research practices, and models reinforce or dismantle problematic racial hierarchies? What role does simply occupying space play in this endeavor?
2018 Antiracist Classroom Covening by the Antiracist Classroom
Design is touted the world over as a force for global transformation and speculation. Meanwhile, many institutions of design—schools, firms, city offices, nonprofits, and more—still fail to imagine and form themselves into institutions that veritably unsettle age-old racial hegemonies and grapple with what it takes to right an obviously imbalanced ship.
Reconstructing Practice provides opportunities for young creators—of color, especially—to engage with and through art, design, media and/or technology. Participants will ignite and sustain a movement toward a more racially equitable, informed, and carefully-considered creative practice and lifetime learning environment.
CATALOGUE (Paperback, 8.5 x 11 inches)
On July 13 - 14, 2018, over 100 participants joined us in Pasadena, CA for our first convening, Reconstructing Practice. Participants contributed to panel discussions, workshops, and a gallery. This book documents, reflects on, and offers proposals about how we might move forward from this event. Check out our blog for excerpts from the book.
Proceeds from the book will fund ongoing student organizing.