The Antiracist Classroom

is a student-led organization at the Art Center College of Design focused on counteracting racism and white supremacy in design education and practice.

We aim to cultivate a space for students who want to find, create, and engage in opportunities for student activism around issues of racism and white supremacy in the classroom and in design practice. We also offer space for faculty members and staff to be allies and resources to their students, especially students-of-color who encounter racism in the classroom / in their experience as designers.

ICYMI ︎ REPRESENT: Power in Color At least 100 folks joined us to celebrate with the 21 students and alumni of color who contributed work. Check out the photos from the event and info on contributing creatives here.

ICYM I︎ Reconstructing Practice

Reconstructing Practice brought over 100 participants to Art Center’s Wind Tunnel on July 13 - 14 for sessions, fellowship, and a gallery opening. Check out the video below or the book here.


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Creator’s Manifesto

Our first issue of Alter is a declaration of the amalgamation of identities and beliefs students of color  have at ArtCenter. As we embark on our journey of critique and expression through future issues of Alter, we want to use this first issue to articulate  who we are and what shapes us. 

Creator’s Manifesto; Issue 01
Edited by Nidhi Singh Rathore

Issue 01

How do you express your beliefs through your work?

In Fall 2018, Antiracist Classroom started documenting work and expression of students of colour through Alter zine.
A 10 page, 8.5x11 inches, zine filled with contributions by students of ArtCenter. Drawing attention to conflict, in our work and life, that comes from a place of duality and dichotomy. This zine documents the need and search of a manifesto, beliefs, and expression of individuals from different disciplines.

Mail us at antiracistclassroom@gmail.com to order a hardcopy; and check out the digital zine here.  

Alter is a collaborative, in-house printed zine inspired by everyday life at ArtCenter. Led by Nidhi Singh Rathore, as Art Director, it is a space for creatives at ArtCenter College of Design, capturing creatives’ perspectives on issues of equity, representation, and diversity through art, text, and classroom projects. Alter is grounded in the same principles of countering racism in art and design education and practice.