“Racism Untaught” Workshop

Supported by a 2018-19 DEI Programming Grant, the Design Department will host a "Racism Untaught" workshop on identifying and dismantling racialized design.

The Design Department will host an antiracism workshop titled “Racism Untaught,” facilitated by two visiting graphic design professors, Terresa Moses and Lisa Mercer. Supported in part by a 2018-19 Programming Grant from the Office of Academic Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, the goal of the workshop is to assist designers and design educators in identifying and dismantling racialized design, or design that perpetuates elements of racism.

The two-hour workshop will focus on critically analyzing and identifying artifacts of racialized design, sharing experiences of microaggressions and implicit bias, and critically examining systemic forms of racism and how we and our culture perpetaute them. Moses and Mercer utilize design research methods and processes to illustrate how participants can begin working to solve systemic problems in the design sector and inspire further antiracism work in the public sector. The overall goal of the workshop is to provide participants with a space to ideate on how to incorporate antiracist pedagogy into any classroom or project, not only those specifically noted for diversity and inclusion.

The workshop is open to the public, though space is limited. If you would like to attend, please RVSP by January 30 to Libby Wait or Jessica Jacobs. For more information, visit Racism Untaught's website.

Racism Untaught Workshop
February 1, 2019
10:00 a.m. — 12:00 p.m.
Stage Two
618 S. Michigan Ave.