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Reclaiming the Archives: White Supremacy and Testimonials of Resistance in an Art & Design College

Authors: Beth Balliro (Massachusetts College of Art & Design) , Lyssa Palu-ay (Massachusetts College of Art & Design)

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    Reclaiming the Archives: White Supremacy and Testimonials of Resistance in an Art & Design College

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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

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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

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08 Oct 2019
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