As designers committed to decolonizing our practices, we feel that it is important for us to help amplify Black voices that have historically been underrepresented within our discipline. We are using this site as a public platform in support of Black Lives Matter within our communities and beyond. We ask that you take some time alongside looking at our work, to explore these collected resources.
Dear white & non-Black POC designers
Where are the Black designers?
Decolonial Teaching in Action
Anti-Racist Resource Guide: Become a better ally
A Radical Library (incl. books, texts, podcasts, & articles)
How to talk to people who disagree
How to support Black artists
Despite COVID-19 halting our work and cancelling our graduate show and exhibition GradEx105, students still worked to complete their projects for themselves, their professors, and this website.
The work featured on this site has been produced over an 8 month period of research, iteration, and craft.
Recession Grads is a digital archive & exhibition set to showcase the work of the Graphic Design 2020 graduating class at OCADU.
Supported by faculty and their classes, students produced work that pertained to their design practice and topics they were passionate about such as equity, sustainability, social justice, and more.
Recession Grads exists to acknowledge the situation of what it is like for us to graduate into a recession, and a period of time where everything is a missing glyph of uncertainty and at an indefinite pause. This site serves to showcase our work despite the circumstances and to start new traditions of archiving future graduates' work.