Racism Untaught is a toolkit developed to facilitate workshops in academia and industry to walk participants through the process of analyzing forms of Racialized Design – design that perpetuates elements of racism. As facilitators we walk participants through the design research process to assist in cultivating learning environments to further explore issues of race and racism. Our hope is to use Racism Untaught to help positively impact our communities to develop anti-racist and inclusive design at a local, state, and national level. This work is an effort to redesign how individuals engage with and create artifacts, systems, and experiences to break down systemic racism.
• How to critically assess and analyze racialized design in the forms of artifacts, systems and experiences.
• How to work collaboratively through the design research process to create design solutions that challenge racism.
• How to increase capacity to re-imagine and develop forward thinking design solutions.
In this workshop each group of participants will analyze an example of one of the three different identifiers; artifacts, systems and experiences mentioned in our abstract. Each group is invited to participate in a design sprint by utilizing the tool kit in order to contextualize, define, ideate, and prototype (low fidelity) the identifier each group is assigned. The image below is one example from a previous workshop where the group was focused on analyzing the Robert Moses bridge system described in our abstract.
Introduction by Latha Poonamallee, Associate Professor of Management and Social Innovation & Chair of Management Programs.
We hope you can join us!