Diversity


"I have a hard time accepting diversity as a synonym for justice. Diversity is a corporate strategy” & “Diversity without structural transformation simply brings those who were previously excluded into a system as racist and misogynistic as it was before" Angela Davis.





Another Lens ︎︎︎

Airbnb Design & News Deeply
 
A tool which poses a set of questions to help you balance your bias, consider the opposite, and embrace a growth mindset. Let’s only momentarily suspend our disbelief at this coming partly from Airbnb, who have played a larger than life role in gentrification disproportionately affecting marginalised & vulnerable communities.



Antionette D. Carroll: Understanding Identity, Power, & Equity in Design Leadership ︎︎︎

Adobe 99U

An excellent talk by the incredible Antionette Carroll, founder, president, and CEO of Creative Reaction Lab, who believes that if inequality is by design, then it can be re-designed by us. In this talk, she offers a framework for prioritizing equal outcomes over equal access to change the mindset of the industry.



Can the Universal Be Specific? Ruben Pater: The Politics of Design ︎︎︎

project bauhaus

A short talk by Ruben Pater, author of The Politics of Design.



Decolonizing Design ︎︎︎

Design and Culture: The Journal of the Design Studies Forum

Volume 10 of The Journal of the Design Studies Forum features articles on the decolonisation of design. 



depatriarchise design ︎︎︎

Anja Neidhardt and Maya Ober

Non-profit research platform working through texts, workshops, and exhibitions to examine the complicity of design in the reproduction of oppressive systems, while also tell long-silenced stories.



Design Census 2019 ︎︎︎

AIGA and Google

The Design Census is an open and collaborative resource for understanding the complex economic, social, and cultural factors shaping the design practice today in the United States.



Design + Diversity ︎︎︎

AIGA Eye on Design

AIGA Eye on Design have a wealth of articles on the topic of diversity.



Ethics for Design ︎︎︎

Documentary

An interactive film questioning the role of designer in changing society.



How to begin designing for diversity ︎︎︎

The Creative Independent

A guide to get you started in building equitable products, services, and content, written by Boyuan Gao and Jahan Mantin of Project Inkblot, with illustrations by Fanny Luor.



Implicit Bias Test ︎︎︎

Harvard

Take the time to check yours and your team’s biases. Addressing areas where you might have implicit biases will help know what you each need to work on.



Tatiana Mac’s The Work ︎︎︎

Resources and Guides

Tatiana’s guides for white men and white women are solid places to start in being anti-racist.



The Decolonizing Design Reader ︎︎︎

Ramon Tejada

An in-progress, collaborative Google Doc project. This reader is an attempt to gather materials to begin the process of expanding and making design more inclusive.



The Tip of the Iceberg ︎︎︎

Intern

Excellent article exploring the systemic problems of racism and diversity in the creative industries, in light of revelations from Everpress, Salem X and Futurecity. Essential read. 



The Politics of Design ︎︎︎

Ruben Pater

This book and blog explores the cultural and political context of the typography, colours, photography, symbols, and information graphics that we use every day, as well as the responsibility of the designer and image maker.  



How will we queer design education without compromise? ︎︎︎

The Walker Art Center Magazine

Various perspectives on decolonizing, queering, colorizing and opening up design.


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