We cannot survive and thrive without immediate change toward an anti-racist model of design education and practice. Existing systems have not been able to transform away from centering and advancing whiteness, through their reliance on an implied dominant and racialized subject and audience. The impacts of that centering are widespread and can be felt in the inequities that global extraction, racial capitalism, and colonialism have created. The earth and the majority of its people have suffered tremendous harm as a result. Collective liberation cannot only occur within the confines of individual institutions—Dark Matter University is founded to work inside and outside of existing systems to challenge, inform, and reshape our present world toward a better future.
DMU MISSIONDark Matter University is a democratic network
with the following principles guiding its actions.
We work to create: