Black Design in America:
African Americans and the African Diaspora
in Graphic Design


19th CENTURY – 21st CENTURY
Black Design in America is the first in a series of BIPOC Centered design history courses facilitated by Polymode.

Through pre-recorded lectures, readings, and live discussions, the class will shed light on moments of oppression and visibility. The series revisits and rewrites the course of design history in a way that centers previously marginalized designers, cultural figures—and particularly BIPOC and QTPOC people. 



Scholarships 


In order to make the course more accessible, we’re trying to match people in need of scholarships with sponsors.







Acknowledgements

The model of this class is unique in its collaborative nature. Our vision has been to create a learning and research environment that is inclusive and honors many BIPOC and ally design educators and researchers' collective work. We believe in a cooperative effort, acknowledgment, and compensation. To help facilitate this work, a smaller team from Polymode and the curriculum team has worked together to create this learning experience.


CURRICULUM DESIGN:
Silas MunroPierre BowinsTasheka Arceneaux-Sutton

INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN:
Brian Johnson, Silas Munro and Tanvi Sharma

COURSE MARKETING AND OPERATIONS:  
Audrey Davies, Brian Johnson, Silas Munro, and Tanvi Sharma

PRODUCTION: 
Audrey Davies, Randa Hadi, Michelle Lamb, Silas Munro, and Tanvi Sharma

TEACHING ASSISTANT: Tanvi Sharma



BIPOC DESIGN HISTORY
Polymode 


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class@bipocdesignhistory.com

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