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BLACK
LIVES
MATTER

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.

FOR DESIGNERS:

Dear white & non-Black POC designers
Where are the Black designers?
Decolonial Teaching in Action

FOR EVERYONE:

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

The ‘Here & There’ zine represents my inner conflict of not truly belonging ‘here’ in Canada, where I grew up, or ‘there’ in Hong Kong, where I was born. It shows the traumatizing and hurtful reality that many Chinese-Canadians have to endure, from name calling and racism, to cultural insecurities.
The sticker and temporary tattoo sets were designed as a way to reclaim derogatory labels and stereotypes in order to form new identities. They also serve as reminders that words don’t define who we are. By reclaiming these words for ourselves, society can no longer use them against us.
The 'Made in Chinese-Canadian' sticker set is inspired by the "made in" tags typically found on our clothing.
The 'Ultimate Chinese-Canadian Starter Kit' sticker and temporary tattoo sets are inspired by common labels, stereotypes and racial slurs used towards Chinese-Canadians.
Similar to the sticker sets, this projection based photography series aims to create a conversation around Chinese immigrant identity and labels. By reclaiming cultural labels that Chinese-Canadians often hear, it represents how identity is something that we create for ourselves, not from how others label us.
Full flip through of the 'Here & There' zine. This zine contains personal experiences in the form of stories, free writing, and poetry. It also contains definitions of cultural labels and slurs, family portraits, and cultural objects and clothing.