The Antiracist Classroom encourages and facilitates anti-racist art and design practice.

To this end, we curate spaces, ways of working, and relationships through which artists and designers, especially, can practice cultivating anti-racist creative practices — from our actual classrooms to our studios to our neighborhoods.

11/07: AICAD INCLUDE ME Symposium: “Outside/In”
11/19: To Hell with Good Intentions? Dinner
11/20: To Hell with Good Intentions? Workshop

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 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.