How can designers dismantle systems of injustice, not only to free those who are materially disenfranchised by design but also those who are imprisoned by privilege and bias? Teaching design students to be purposeful interrogators of self, systems and society is a starting point. In a class setting, we begin with an exploration of intersectional identity to expose our various experiences of codified social behavior then work to deeply interrogate systems in which they are entrenched. The goal is to expose to designers the incredible privilege and responsibility they face in creating work that, by nature of its existence, either advances or undermines social justice for all.
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