green wall update: mid August
- created Instagram account (probably should've kept it broader; it's focused on design right now)
- calling S and A week of Aug16
- reorganizing channel: moving readings (PDFs, long form text blocks, etc.) to the bottom
- Steinberg 213 library
- review SFS docs
- concrete demands and goals: what exactly do we take issue with?
Despite wanting to be holistic and horizontal, informality does not erase the intrinsic power imbalance between teachers and students (and even more, between teachers and management). New forms of validation, no less messy and abstract and obscure than grades emerge: individualized collaboration opportunities, good words, friendships. Validation becomes interpersonal rather than institutional. Charm acquires prominence. Emotion work becomes at least as important as productive labor. Governing forces feel too human to bear.
Talk on professional exploitation and self-exploitation, increasingly high fees, little pay, unemployment, unfair working conditions, uneven funding possibilities, expiring visas, etc… in one word, precarity, is still infrequent.
All the dimensions of inequality are equally important. Not just important, they’re real and inextricably linked. A School that is explicitly anti-racist and non-patriarchal is also, by default, against precarity.
how romantic (for lack of a more fitting or precise word) are we willing/comfortable taking the definition and idea, practice of "schooling"?
how intimate does it get, what boundaries do we set
I get why designers use the term "decolonization", but let's remember how google works. When someone searches the terms "decolonization in America", articles like this will pop-up with those keywords especially with AIGA articles. Don't forget that Native Americans are studied like apes by global anthropologists to this day, so be aware of the resources you're creating when they do not include an indigenous perspective of the United States--You're making us go extinct even faster when we're not documented in resources related to decolonization. Come on, yo. Maybe designers need a new word to use.
–Sadie Red Wing
People can see you're working with a big name brand, or doing some huge global project, and believe this is the way to measure success, but it's an illusion. Some of the most important projects I've done have been as small as a little t-shirt, logotype, or graphic I did