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.

REPRESENT is an exhibit that showcases works by creatives of color exploring the theme of representation: How do you depict yourself or your identity? How do you want to be seen? How do you shape the ways you’re represented? Submit your proposed work by Wednesday, October 17. 

CALL FOR WORK: Alter/Manifesto ︎ NOW OPEN
We invite you to submit your creative manifesto for the first issue of Alter: A manifesto is anything and everything that defines you, your work, and things you want to tell the world.  This issue of Alter is a declaration of the amalgamation of identities and beliefs students of color  have at ArtCenter. Submit your work, essays, poetry, short stories, visual art, photography, comics, film, etc by Wednesday, October 24. 

ICYMI: 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 above or the book here.


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Submissions Accepted from October 3 - October 17, 2018

Represent is an exhibit that showcases work by Art Center’s creatives of color exploring the theme of representation: How do you depict yourself or your identity? How do you want to be seen? How do you shape the ways you’re represented? 

Click here to submit your proposal : all you’ll need to submit is your contact info, bio, some rough sketches or images of your idea, and a description of how your work fits the theme of the show.
The Antiracist Classroom and CHROMA invite Art Center students and alumni of color to submit proposals for work from Wednesday, October 3 through Wednesday, October 17. Selected submissions will be showcased in a group exhibition Saturday, December 1st at the Armory Center for the Arts in Pasadena.

Art and design are visual and tactile practices often concerned with presenting our own interpretations of moments, people, places, and communities. For this exhibit, we seek submissions that explore what it looks like to genuinely, respectfully, and fully represent who you are and what “proper” representation looks like from your perspective. Works submitted might examine how one experiences the joys and burdens of representing themselves or their membership in a community or collective identity. Others might look at how a creative can choose to represent themselves or how their identity is influenced by the people around them or environments around them. We invite creatives of color who submit work to explore through making what representation means, how it affects them, and how they experience it in their daily life.

You may submit work of any media type, such as installations, illustration, graphic design, film, photography, sculpture, or multi-media projects.

Contributors don’t need to be located in the LA/Pasadena area, but would need to be responsible for shipping their own work to the location.


October 3
Call for Proposals Open

October 17
Proposals Due

October 26
Notice of Acceptance

Friday, November 2
Final Measurements etc. Due

Monday, November 26
Work Due

December 1, Time TBD
@ Armory Center for the Arts

Contact Info

This exhibit is organized by Benin Marshall, Sophia de Lara, Shivangi Singh, and Lauren Williams. Please feel free to contact us at antiracistclassroom@gmail.com with any questions!

Mission + Purpose Statement

Represent was created to highlight and celebrate creatives of color from multiple disciplines. This space is inclusive to all folks of color and intends to help create community through the creative channels that we use. We all are extremely talented but too often our talents are overlooked, ignored, or exploited. We are creating this platform—rather than asking for permission from elsewhere—to create, connect, express what we see is missing in the spaces around us.