The Women’s Building and Feminist Studio Workshop

Clearing the Haze: Prologue to Postmodern Graphic Design Education through Sheila de Bretteville, Izzy Berenson & Sarah Honeth     

CalArts Women’s Design Program; Feminist Studio Workshop & Women’s Graphic Center at the Woman’s Building, James Thomas (Radical Pedagogies Case Study)

Otis’ video archive (collection of videos explaining  the history of the Women’s Building)

Notes on Design: Interview with Sheila de Bretteville

Sheila Levrant de Bretteville: Dirty Design and Fuzzy Theory (interview with Ellen Lupton, published in Eye Magazine, 1992)


feminism (history / overview)

Feminism is for Everybody, bell hooks

What is Feminism Really All About?, Nicki Lisa Cole

The Personal is Political, Carol Hanisch

Why I am not a Feminist, Jessa Crispin

Housekeepers vs. Harvard: Feminism in the age of Trump, Sarah Leonard and Rebecca Rojer

Sister Outsider, Audre Lorde

– Excerpt: Age, Race, Class, and Sex: Women Redefining ‘Difference’

– Excerpt: The Master’s Tools Will Never Dismantle the Master’s House


Feminism & Graphic Design

A Reexamination of Some Aspects of the Design Arts from the Perspective of a Woman Designer, Sheila Levrant de Bretteville

Made in Patriarchy, Cheryl Buckley

Women Graphic Designers, Ellen Lupton

Why Can’t the U.S. Decolonize Design History?, Margaret Anderson

Do the Right Thing, Malmö Free University for Women, A “feminist organization for critical knowledge production”

Graphic Design Women (blog)


alterantive pedagogy

Teaching to Transgress, bell hooks

Pedagogy of the Oppressed, Paolo Freire

Summit on Pedagogy @Pioneer Works

Radical Pedagogies (Archive of radical pedagogical practices in art and architecture)

Feminist Pedagogy (a web guide/intro)

Alternative Art School Fair @Pioneer Works


Design + Activism, Capitalism, &  the Patriarchy

Citizen Designer pledge, AIGA

What Designers Should Do Now, Meg Miller for Fast Co.

Hope in the Dark, Rebecca Solnit

50 Questions for Every Graphic Designer, Jen Armbrust

Proposal for a Feminine Economy, Jen Armbrust

Rules for Radicals, Saul Alinsky

The Politics of Design, Ruben Pater

— Blog
— Article
— Book


contemporary feminism

The Women’s Movement in Protest, Institutions and the Internet:
Australia in Transnational Perspective
, Sarah Maddison and Marian Sawer (eds)

Community Activism and Feminist Politics, Nancy A. Naples

Why I am Not a Feminist, Jessica Crispin

A Feminist Makes the Case Against Feminism (Vox interview with Jessica Crispin)

The Case Against Contemporary Feminism (NYT article on Jessica Crispin)


cyber feminism

Speculating Futures, The New Inquiry

Four Futures, Peter Frase

Why Aren’t There More Women Futurists?, Rose Eveleth

A Cyborg Manifesto, Donna Haraway

You are Cyborg, Hari Kunzru

Do Cyborgs Have Politics?, Danya Glabau

Technically, a Utopia, Sarah Leonard