Decolonizing Graphic Design


Dr. Cheryl D. Miller's course, Decolonizing Graphic Design, A Black Perspective, provides educators with instruments to expand the canon taught in North America since the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) accredited the first Bachelor of Fine Arts degree (B.F.A.). The course began with support from the School of Design and Creative Technologies at the University of Texas at Austin. In this Design Dialogue, educators across North America present stories of transformation. This discussion reflects on how the identities between educators and students enhance learning.

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  1. The importance of faculty learning about their ancestry and that of students in Graphic Design history courses
  2. Understanding the patterns that surface when educators and students learn about themselves and each other
  3. The necessity of implementing Dr. Miller's course in Graphic Design programs in North America and as part of professional development for educators



Gabrielle Hernandez, Communications Manager, The University of Texas

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  • Tags: design thinking, teachers
  • Event: EDU
  • Format: Panel
  • Track: Teaching & Learning
  • Session Focus Area Higher Education
  • Level: Field Experience

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