This page represents the beginnings of a collection of anti-racism and anti-discrimination resources we would like to make easily accessible to RSID students and the general public. Please consider it a work-in-progress, as we will continue to update this page with helpful information we believe to be of value to this movement.
Instagram Accounts To Follow With Shared Objectives:
- The Ryerson FCAD Black Students’ Association @fcadbsa
- The Toronto Chapter of The Architecture Lobby @arch_lobby_to
- Students from the School of Architecture + Landscape Architecture at UBC @ubcsala
- Students from The Dalhousie School of Architecture @whereisdalarch
- Graduate Architecture, Landscape and Design Student Union, University of Toronto @galdsu
- The Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture – National @acsanational
- Dark Matter University @darkmatter_u
- For a Feminist Architecture @forafeministarchitecture
- Archishame – Archi-activists with the goal of bringing light on the theme of unpaid internships @archishame
- Arch So White – Visualizing racial inequality in Architecture. Img+data from publicly available resources. @archsowhite
Anti-Discrimination Resources Specific to Design Culture
- Race/Architecture/Decolonization Design Resources collected by The Architecture Lobby Toronto
- Dark Matter University is founded to work inside and outside of existing systems to challenge, inform, and reshape our present world toward a better anti-racist future.
- Decentering Whiteness in Design History Resources is an ongoing project by several white historians in the USA who have created a list of design history resources that work to “decenter Whiteness,” by decentering White people within the history of American design, and decentering North Americans and Europeans within the global history of design.
- #ArchSoWhite Research Master List is an effort to identify race and gender inequities in architecture firms through basic data collection. It often confirms what many know is true, that architecture is predominantly white and male.
- How to think differently about doing good as a creative person
- Help The Architecture Lobby with a crowd-sourcing project that aims to locate tangible spaces and objects within the territory known as Canada, represented by figures and events – be they political, social, economic, or otherwise – that have contributed to the dispossession of life, memory, territory, and resources of BIPOC communities, both past and present.