Design for Liberation
The ‘racialized’ systems in which we exist were designed to oppress and marginalize the experiences and voices of Black people. To change these systems, we must use design to work with our communities to reimagine a future free from discrimination and violence. A future where the design process is anti-racist at its very core and design approaches seek justice and liberation as the outcome for all Black people.
About the Speaker
Terresa Moses (she/her) is a proud Black queer woman dedicated to the liberation of Black and brown people through art and design. As a designer and illustrator, her work focuses on race, identity, and social justice. She advocates for positive change in her community using creativity as tools of community activism like her recent solo exhibition, Umbra.
Terresa is the Creative Director at Blackbird Revolt, a social justice-based design studio. She is also an Assistant Professor of Graphic Design at the University of Minnesota’s College of Design (CDes) and the Director of the CDes Design Justice Network. Her design research interests include; Project Naptural, which creates spaces to educate, connect, and empower Black women about their natural hair and self-identity, and Racism Untaught, a curriculum model that reveals ‘racialized’ design and helps students, educators, and organizations create anti-racist concepts through the design research process.
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MWDW Weekly Event Line-up
From speakers to workshops, we have a series of events celebrating design and creativity — highlighting our local communities and the diversity within them. View the full schedule here.