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Racial Justice Resources

We’ve been inspired by the actions happening around the country for racial justice. We wanted to share some of the resources we’ve turned to for architects, artists, and designers.

Websites: Guides and Educational Materials
Graduate Architecture Council (GAC) Anti-Racism Guide by the Sam Fox School GAC
Anti-Racism Resource Guide from Taubman College at the University of Michigan
Resources + References from Colloqate Design
BlackSpace Manifesto from BlackSpace
To Learn and To Share from Association for Community Design
‘Race’ and Space from The Bartlett, UCL Faculty of the Built Environment
Anti-racism Design Resources from SPACE INDUSTRIES x ELL
SPACE/RACE Reading List from by a collective group of authors
Continuum on Becoming An Anti-Racist Arts & Cultural Organization, developed by Crossroad Ministry and redesigned by De Nichols
Reading Black Landscapes list curated by Dr. Mirka Benes at UT Austin
Redesigners in Action Webinar from Creative Reaction Lab
30 Days of Black American Printmaker History from Sarah Ellis
200+ Black Creators by Sean Canty
Decolonizing Design Resources by Decolonizing Design
Decolonial Design Resources from the AIGA DEC SHIFT 2020
Cartoonists of Color Database by MariNaomi
Decentering Whiteness in Design History Resources by many contributors
The Directory of African American Architects by Dennis A. Mann and Bradford C. Grant

Projects and Campaigns
Design as Protest by the Design as Protest Collective DELORIS Directory of BIPOC-owned businesses seeking pro bono creative work, and BIPOC-creatives available for paid hire
Where are the Black Designers?

Art on My Mind: Visual Politics by bell hooks
Black Art: A Cultural History by Richard J. Powell
Black Male: Representations of Masculinity in Contemporary American Art by Thelma Golden
The Broken Heart of America: St. Louis and the Violent History of the United States by Walter Johnson
How to See a Work of Art in Total Darkness by Darby English
Mounting Frustration: The Art Museum in the Age of Black Power by Susan E. Cahan
To Describe a Life: Notes from the Intersection of Art and Race Terror by Darby English
Whitewalling: Art, Race & Protest in 3 Acts by Aruna D’Souza