Systems of Slavery and White Supremacy 

ZIDDI MSANGI with SILAS MUNRO


Counter to colonial notions of the savage or primitive African, there is a complex, rich and multi-cultural history of African design. From the research of graphic designer Saki Mafundikwa on Afrikan alphabets and graphic languages, this opening video will set the course from African design lineages that travel from the continent to America through the transatlantic slave trade.





BOOKS 


Mintz, Sidney. 1985. Sweetness and Power. New York: Viking Penguin.

Wynter, Sylvia. 1995. “1492: A New World View.” In Race, Discourse, and the Origin of the Americas: A New World View, edited by Vera Lawrence Hyatt and Rex Nettleford, 5–57. Washington: Smithsonian.


Becoming Human: Matter and Meaning in an Antiblack World (Sexual Cultures Book 53) by Zakiyyah Iman Jackson

Chin, Elizabeth. 2019. “Bauhaus and the People Without Design History.” In Bauhaus Futures, edited by Laura Forlano, Molly Wright Steenson, and Mike Ananny, 85–94. Cambridge: MIT Press.

Hamraie, Aimi. 2017. Building Access: Universal Design and the Politics of Disability. 3rd ed. edition. Minneapolis: Univ Of Minnesota Press.


On Being Included: Racism and Diversity in Institutional Life by Sara Ahmed

Teaching to Transgress by bell hooks

Rocking the Boat: How Tempered Radicals Effect Change Without Making Trouble by Debra E. Myerson

And she told 2 friends : an international exhibit of graphic design by women by Kali Nikitas

ARTICLES


The Slave Trade In Two Minutes

Texts on Textiles: Proverbiality as Characteristic of Equivocal Communication at the East African Coast (Swahili)

Edoh, M. Amah. 2016. “Redrawing Power? Dutch Wax Cloth and the Politics of ‘Good Design.’” Journal of Design History 29 (3): 258–72. https://doi.org/10.1093/jdh/epw011

Guffey, Elizabeth. 2012. “Knowing Their Space: Signs of Jim Crow in the Segregated South.” Design Issues 28 (2): 41–60. https://doi.org/10.1162/DESI_a_00142.

Radical Teacher, A socialist, feminist, and anti-racist journal dedicated to the theory and practice of teaching

Arte del mar: Artistic Exchange in the Caribbean

Teachers for Black Lives

Yinka Shonibare CBE Earth Kids

Peranakan ladies wearing baju kebaya

How Mickalene Thomas Is Ushering in a New Wave of Contemporary Art

White Supremacy Culture

The New School and Upholdin White SUpremacy

The 8 White Identities




BIPOC DESIGN HISTORY
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