Design Education


Learning from the Vernacular
Pedagogies of Freedom
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Learning from the Vernacular

A conversation with Clara Balaguer on the copyother, ethical piracy, and trolling graphic design.
Rhys Atkinson
By Rhys Atkinson
Long Nights
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Long Nights

Do art universities educate students to exploit themselves? Short answer: Yes.
Sophie Thurner
By Sophie Thurner
A Fashion Degree in Humanswear?
Pedagogies of Freedom
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A Fashion Degree in Humanswear?

Students and educators doing fashion beyond binaries and norms.
Floriane Misslin
By Floriane Misslin
Glowing Red Letters
Complaint Collective
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Glowing Red Letters

How a group of German art students is tackling structural discrimination with an anonymous form.
Katharina Brenner
By Katharina Brenner
Disrupting Design with Capital “D”
Pedagogies of Freedom
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Disrupting Design with Capital “D”

Designer and educator Ramon Tejada on embracing your own voice, asking uncomfortable questions and making spaces in design education.
Luana de Almeida
By Luana de Almeida
Oh, Dear Diversity
Complaint Collective
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Oh, Dear Diversity

A poem recalling memories of arrival, confrontations, and healing.
Dorsa Javaherian
By Dorsa Javaherian
Histories Neglected by History
Against the Grain
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Histories Neglected by History

The textbook closing the gap on the history of Arab graphic design.
Ghalia Elsrakbi
By Ghalia Elsrakbi
Against Performative Positivity
Designing Resistance
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Against Performative Positivity

Designer, researcher and educator Danah Abdulla on consumer capitalism, complacent convenience, political ‘wokeness’, and why we should all become design dissenters.
Danah Abdulla
By Danah Abdulla
Soul Consuming
Voices
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Soul Consuming

Researcher and designer Ann Kern talks about the difficulties of 2020, the toll of doing political design projects, and how she learned to say “No.”
Corin Gisel
By Corin Gisel
Emotional Labor, Support Structures, and the Walls in the Way
Voices
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Emotional Labor, Support Structures, and the Walls in the Way

A conversation with (some members of) the Decolonising Design group.
Nina Paim
Corin Gisel
By Nina Paim, Corin Gisel