The College of Design is committed to creating space, policies, and practices within our college that support the inclusion and retention of Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) and other underinvested communities. Design Justice is in its inaugural year currently strategizing, prioritizing, and creating initiatives to further our vision and mission.

Mission & Vision

Our mission is to create anti-racist design approaches through cross-collaboration. Our vision for design justice centers on intentional community relationships that support anti-racist culture shifts, decolonized pedagogy, and the liberation of underinvested communities within design academia and industry.

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Our fund supports design justice initiatives within the College of Design and BIPOC scholarships.

Land Acknowledgement

The University of Minnesota Twin Cities is located on traditional, ancestral, and contemporary lands of Indigenous people. The University resides on Dakota land ceded in the Treaties of 1837 and 1851. The College of Design acknowledges this place has a complex and layered history. This land acknowledgment is one of the ways in which we work to educate the campus and community about this land and our relationships with it and each other. The College of Design is committed to ongoing efforts to recognize, support, and advocate for American Indian Nations and peoples.

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