Decolonising Design Education (Schools of Departure No. 1)
Examining design education and the legacies of colonialism
Addressing the histories and speculating on the futures of radical design and art education, Decolonising Design Education looks at the role that different institutional modes play in these endeavors. Developed in a dialogue among Regina Bittner, Katja Klaus and Philipp Sack (Bauhaus Dessau Foundation) and JJ Adibrata and farid rakun (Gudskul), the publication features a selection of historical case studies, conversations and in-depth reports about education practices in formerly colonized regions, shared by 10 art and design collectives.
The publication is part of the Schools of Departure series, jointly published with a digital atlas mapping experiments in art and design education beyond the Bauhaus. By studying these phenomena as manifestations of “traveling concepts,” which keep a wide variety of educational approaches in a process of constant exchange and motion, the publication explores routes of appropriation that move between different geographies, times and cultures.
Contributors include Suchitra Balasubrahmanyan, Load Na Dito, Salikhain Kolektib, Omnikolektif, Pangrok Sulap, Nina Paim, Serrum, Pedro J.S. Vieira de Oliveira, and Ola Uduku
Edited by JJ Adibrata, Regina Bittner, Katja Klaus, Farid rakun, and Philipp Sack
Designed by Offshore (Isabelle Seiffert and Christoph Miller)
Published by Specter Books, 2023
Softcover, 200 pages, 10 color images, 4.25 × 5.75 inches