Against the Grain


Flat-Packed History
Living Archives
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Flat-Packed History

Disassembling simplified narratives and recovering anti-imperialist histories in Northern Ireland.
Gráinne Donohue
By Gráinne Donohue
Named After Men
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Named After Men

Colonial exploitation and egocentric bragging at the roots of the botanical sciences.
Tai Linhares
By Tai Linhares
Yemanjá, the Whitewashed Orisha
Image Matters
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Yemanjá, the Whitewashed Orisha

Unpacking Brazilian diasporic memories and aspects of structural racism through an iconographic analysis.
Carlotta Trippa
Naiara Yumiko
By Carlotta Trippa, Naiara Yumiko
A Rejection of the Term “Vernacular”
Making and Unmaking
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A Rejection of the Term “Vernacular”

An analysis of the colonizing word coined for the sake of othering design languages that dare to challenge Eurocentric norms.
Javier Syquia
By Javier Syquia
Chasing Images
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Chasing Images

In search of the Black aesthetic and my own identity via Louise E. Jefferson.
Tasheka Arceneux-Sutton
By Tasheka Arceneux-Sutton
Errata
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Errata

An exhibition about the invisibility of Portuguese women designers.
Isabel Duarte
By Isabel Duarte
Hidden Messages, Repeating Patterns
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Hidden Messages, Repeating Patterns

Artist Lawrence Lemaoana on coding narratives into textiles and his uneasy relationship with the art world.
Neo Maditla
By Neo Maditla
When a Tree Says No
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When a Tree Says No

Following histories of deforestation, dispossession, epistemic violence, and resistance.
Franca López Barbera
By Franca López Barbera
Culture, No Context
Politics of Display
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Culture, No Context

Face to face with the ethics of European Ethnographic Museums.
Cherry-Ann Davis
By Cherry-Ann Davis
An Accidental Game of Telephone
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An Accidental Game of Telephone

How a group of women designed the Black Panther logo.
Evan Nicole Brown
By Evan Nicole Brown