Excited to see Copenhagen this summer! I’m co-facilitating two workshops at the EuViz 2018 conference for visual practitioners, and I thought it was a great opportunity to share resources I’m using these days to help me grow, and change. (And help me recover from making mistakes. I make lots of mistakes.) What’s most important is that it’s not just about what you draw. Our work is informed before we pick up the pen.
They’re connected for me personally, as I want to promote equity and inclusion through my visual work, in my relationships, and to help raise the bar as our visual profession.
In both workshops, we’ll be working at the three levels of personal, practitioner, and the field.
It starts with me
Here’s a totally subjective list from what I’m reading these days, centered around decolonization/re-Indigenization, anti-racism and anti-Indigenous racism. I tweet out resources every week at @sambradd, too. We’ll share more of our workshop/learning tools after the session, too.
The White Allies’ Guide to Collecting Aunt Linda
You can’t just draw purple people and call it diversity
Workshop Guide to Discussing Identity, Power and Privilege
Sum of Us’ Progressive Style Guide
Decolonization Reading List (for Turtle Island)
Allyship, Advocacy, and the Legitimate Role of Non-Indigenous Folks
CBC: 18 books by Indigenous women you should read (Turtle Island)
Cultural Appreciation or Cultural Appropriation by Unsettling America
The George Pearson Centre land – 19 acres in Vancouver’s Marpole neighborhood – will be redeveloped soon.
The George Pearson Centre is a long-term care facility in Vancouver for approximately 120 people with physical disabilities with complex needs. To ensure that Pearson residents have a voice in the redevelopment process, the Pearson Residents Redevelopment Group (PRRG) formed in 2012. Some residents have lived at the George Pearson Centre all of their adult life, others are relatively new residents, but all of them call Pearson home.
A public report is now available. This report builds on a participatory action research project residents undertook in 2008. PRRG has 12 recommendations and features illustrations that were directed by PRRG members. Download the report from the Pearson Residents website: http://www.pearsonresidents.org/redevelopment-group/prrg-reports-and-publication. Here is a sample of PRRG’s work.
1) Universal design should be applied to all building and landscape design on the redeveloped site; People with disabilities must be included at every stage of the redevelopment from design to construction, to ensure that the site is universally accessible.
3) Residential facilities should be located at the extreme south west corner of the site.
8) All residential housing should maximize the use of environmental controls and assistive technology in order to enable residents to independently manage their environment.