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May 01, 2023

They Were There Too by Briar Levit, Tasheka Arceneaux Sutton & Louise Sandhaus

Tasheka Arceneaux Sutton, Louise Sandhaus

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Reorienting Approaches to Writing Design Histories, presented by Briar Levit
In the brief period that graphic design history has been taken seriously, limited narratives have dominated. Today scholarship has grown considerably and it is from this continually expanding group of scholars that we will get the most complete, equitable and reflective understanding of our discipline. Briar focuses on why our history should be told by the many, rather than a few.

Revealing Missing Design Stories, presented by Tasheka Arceneaux Sutton
Little is known about Black people that made significant contributions to the history of graphic design. Although there are many untold stories, this talk will focus on the achievements and the lifelong work of Louise E. Jefferson, a Black woman calligrapher, graphic designer, illustrator and photographer.

Retooling Resources: Democratizing History Research, presented by Louise Sandhaus
With few archives and researchers, much of graphic design history is disappearing and many stories are going untold. Thanks to a new crowd-sourced virtual archive, "the people" can decide what work should be preserved and collectively decide what should be part of our diverse history.


Tasheka Arceneaux Sutton


Louise Sandhaus