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BLACK
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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

It's Not Me, It's You is a zine detailing the ever evolving Manic Pixie Dream Girl, detailing major figures, influential movements, and socio-political context to better understand how it came to be.
A zine creating satire of how the male protganaist treats the Manic Pixie Dream Girl, projecting fantasies onto her, I follow the same philosophy and project the same fantasies on everyday objects.
Despite 500 Days of Summer prides itself on deconstructing the Manic Pixie Dream Girl, it continues to perpetuate the trope. Through this project, I reclaim the story for Summer, censoring the objectification she faces from male characters.
A takeaway from the project. Through these coupons, the relationship of the MPDG and the male protagonist is commodified to tongue and cheek cliche interactions seen through various movies featuring the tropes.
Based off two reddit threads from r/AskWomen and r/AskMen, I read the top 10 responses from each thread. Viewers are invited to choose who’s shared experiences they want to give time to. Audios can be found here
Over time words and terms meanings become warped. Starting with the original definition by Nathan Rabin, each participant gives their own definition of the Manic Pixie Dream Girl based on the previous definition.