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Decolonizing Design

A guide to journal articles, books, websites, and other useful resources for decolonizing your design practice.

Electronic Resources Librarian and Liaison to Design + Dynamic Media

Decolonizing Design

What is in this guide

This guide gathers together recommended sources on decolonizing design philosophies, theories, processes and practices.  It includes databases for design research, scholarly journal articles, books (print and ebooks), and websites. It is a collaboration between design faculty at Emily Carr University of Art + Design and myself!  Choose your preferred media types from the side menu.  Please note that this guide is a work in progress and is by no means exhaustive!  It could be seen as a starting point for research in decolonizing design. As always, if you have any recommendations for additional resources or general comments, I would be grateful to receive them via email to Vanessa Kam.  Enjoy!
Image credit: from the New York Public Library; Symplocarpus foetida (skunk cabbage), circa 1818-25; General Research Division, The New York Public Library. "Symplocarpus foetida. (skunk cabbage)." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed July 31, 2023.       604-844-3840        520 East 1st Avenue, Vancouver, BC