This paper uncovers the white supremacist origins of curriculum and pedagogy in an Art and Design College, while presenting a video testimonial project in which participants speak their truths regarding racialized encounters on campus. Using a Critical Race Theory framework, we trace a lineage from the early Eurocentric formations of American Art and Design higher education to current racial hostility on college campuses. Counternarratives are presented as a methodology of resistance, culture change, and archival reclamation.
Keywords: Art and Design Education, Counternarratives, Critical Race Theory, White Supremacy
How to Cite:
Balliro, B. & Palu-ay, L., (2019) “Reclaiming the Archives: White Supremacy and Testimonials of Resistance in an Art & Design College”, Journal of Cultural Research in Art Education 36(2), 28-47. doi: https://doi.org/10.2458/jcrae.4949