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At the end of September, the four of us gathered in Toronto for a 2-day retreat. It was our first time being in the same room together at the same time — Shameela and Sylver are based in Toronto but have different schedules, Lupe lives in Montreal, and I am mostly in Vermont. We see […]

 

Each June, I head to Detroit to join hundreds of designers, artists, technologists, and organizers who are using media to imagine and build more just futures. The beauty of the Allied Media Conference is its unwavering focus on media strategies that are working for — and developed by — communities that are marginalized and threatened by […]

 

One of the aspects I enjoy the most about working for And Also Too is the fact that our projects often lead us into meeting new and inspiring allies in cities all across the globe. In April, our studio was invited to participate in MozRetreat, a planning meeting for the annual MozFest conference. Each year, […]

 

This post originally appeared on designjusticenetwork.org Design’s power lies in its mediation of daily life. Through branding, design communicates the financial status of consumers. Through art direction, it sets standards for which bodies are considered normal and desirable. Through architecture and urban planning, it determines what our neighborhoods look like. These are not just forms […]

 

Since partnering with Feathers of Hope in 2011, the initiative has grown in ways I had not known were possible. This First Nations youth advocacy and dialogue project brings together young people from across Ontario to talk about their experiences and present ideas to decision makers at all levels of government around how to address the inequities they […]

 

It’s always fun to conduct sonic research in preparation for designing the Music Gallery’s promotions. We do intensive listening sessions of artists who will be featured in upcoming shows, and then simultaneously develop visuals for the different performances. This batch’s research began with listening to Early Bird, Swimming with Astronauts, and Phonebooth by Plumes, and […]

 

How do design and designing participate and reinforce power structures in an intersectional way through and across race, gender and class? How can design and designing offer novel ways to understand the ways in which power operates in intersectional ways? And possibly how can design and designing propose ways of intervening in such complex and […]