On/Toward Design Education: a conversation with Robert Baxter

On/Toward Design Education: a conversation with Robert Baxter

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What does the future of design education look like? What can it look like? How can we teach design outside of institutions?

About this event

When: Tuesday, July 27, 2021, 5:30 pm–7:00 pm PT

Where: Zoom, registration required

Topic of conversation: On/Toward Design Education

Reading List: (a series of excerpts, see: compiled PDF)

  1. Design Dedication: Adaptive Mentalities In Design Education, Johanna Lewengard
  2. The Cynical Educator, Ansgar Allen
  3. “Scenes of Instruction, Scenes of Insurrection.” Eric Steinhoff
  4. Teaching to Transgress Education as the Practice of Freedom, bell hooks
  5. Deschooling Society, Ivan Illich
  6. [Notes in preparation for becoming a first time instructor.] Robert Baxter
  7. “A School Is a Building with a School in It.” Paul Elliman

About The Facilitator

Robert Baxter (he/him) is an independent designer, writer, bookmaker, archivist—and recently educator. He’s teaching design history intermittently as an adjunct while figuring out ways to offset his participation in the institution. He publishes small works which sit uncomfortably between educational material and artists' books—with emphasis on: (1) collected and simultaneous narratives, (2) documentation of archives, research, and process, and (3) texts for open use.


Baxter's curricula


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