Decolonizing Design: A Cultural Justice Guidebook

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5.7 X 8.0 X 0.6 inches | 0.66 pounds

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About the Author
Elizabeth (Dori) Tunstall is Dean of the Faculty of Design at Ontario College of Art and Design University, Toronto, the first Black person to hold such a post in the world. Her work has been featured in Print magazine, Fast Company, AIGA's Eye on Design, and Design Observer, among other venues. She was awarded the Sir Misha Black Medal in 2022.
Included in Fast Company's "7 design books to look forward to in 2023"

"Tunstall gives step-by-step instructions for reducing bigotry's impact on the built environment"
--The New York Times Book Review

"A crusader for equity in teaching design [who] finds a formula that works across borders and sectors, with critical importance for society as a whole."
--The Times Higher Education

"The design field has historically been dominated by a narrow Eurocentric set of perspectives. This has resulted in a string of harmful stereotypes, biases, and the culture-erasing homogenization of design. Here to dismantle these power structures is design anthropologist Dori Tunstall, who is also dean of design at OCAD University. In her book, Decolonizing Design, Tunstall explores how modernist design has perpetuated colonial thinking, and how design can help abolish it."
--Fast Company

"In Decolonizing Design Tunstall offers an on-the-ground look at the ways modernist design has colonized and oppressed Indigenous, Black, Asian, and Latinx communities, and offers practical and forward-looking ways of rethinking design. Tunstall is clear-eyed in her account of the difficulty of the work and the wounds it might open in the effort to heal and connect."
--The Boston Globe