“[Artists] are here to disturb the peace.” – James Baldwin
As intentional artists, we have a responsibility to disrupt, dismantle and destroy systems of oppression. The design industry has the time, money and resources to use design to hold space for the voices of systematically oppressed communities while we work towards a collective future free from violence. Our creative abilities give us the means to collectively share stories in ways that invoke change and inspire action and advocacy for communities that have historically been underrepresented, underserved and underinvested. Although the concept of abolition isn’t a new one, the 2020 Uprisings provided a reintroduction to this way of thinking to the global public. Join Terresa as she explores our role as designers and our duty to engage in design with an abolitionist mindset which she argues is the only means to collective liberation.