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Dismantling Systemic Racism in Pedagogy and Practice: An Interview Series

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In this interview series, faculty at the Harvard Graduate School of Design discuss systemic racism and anti-Black violence embedded in and facilitated by the disciplines of design and planning in the United States. Conducted over the past eight weeks, these conversations followed the ebb and flow of events both at the GSD and nationally, from the energy of the national racial justice movement and protests rippling across US cities to the release of Notes on Credibility, a statement by the African American Student Union and AfricaGSD, and the subsequent responses from the dean and departmental statements of solidarity.

Interviewees discuss the need to rebuild pedagogies, institutional structures, and forms of professional practice across the design disciplines, and the accountability of leading institutions like the GSD in moving forward. They offer their individual experience, ideas, and pedagogical and professional suggestions for dismantling white supremacy in the design disciplines.

Illustration of Toshiko Mori
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Illustration of Rahul Mehrotra
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Illustration of Sarah Whiting
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Illustration of Charles Waldheim
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Illustration of Sean Canty
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Illustration of Abby Spinak
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Illustration of Diane Davis
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Illustration of Mark Lee
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Illustration of Chris Reed
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Illustration of Anita Berrizbeitia
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Illustration of Alex Krieger
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Illustration of Dan D'Oca
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Illustration of Erika Naginski
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Illustration of Malkit Shoshan
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Illustration of Krzysztof Wodiczko
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Illustration of Preston Scott Cohen
Read full interview with Preston Scott Cohen.