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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

A book I created outlines some of the key systems we have in our lives and might not give a second thought too. In the book, I outline what these systems are (or grids as I call them) and question if they add value to our lives or not.
I thought about how we design spaces. I looked at how infrastructure controls and limits our movements. I record three different methods of movements (walking, driving, and animal) in parks and subdivisions. From these movements, I created a book using clear sheets to show the contrast in paths through overlapping.
Have we become dependent on the grid that we cannot function without it? I created a website with puzzles that had no end, made of movements. The puzzles were either very controlled or free. I had people screen shot results of puzzles. I then created camouflage out of the compositions.
I wanted to photograph the camouflage in the environments I recorded my movements. I took photos on a sidewalk, road, and in a field. These images show the data on the coveralls and places it in its original environments. Sidewalk = Walking, Road = Driving, Field = Animal Movement.
Camouflage photo series. In this series, a model poses in environments that camouflage data was recorded in. The objective wasn't to hide but instead I wanted a relationship to be formed with the environment through body position. The model poses in both conventional and unconventional ways to achieve this.
A three-minute video that gives a brief overview of Structures of Control. This video opens with all of my recorded paths in motion. I chose a traffic light colour palette. Green for car travel (conventional movement), yellow for walking (somewhat conventional), and red for animal movement (unconventional movement).