Black Bodies in White Institutions
MA Design thesis completed for Sandberg Instituut 2018 
The aim of this essay is to investigate the behaviours of black artists in white higher educational spaces. I will be analysing the different ways institutions encourage the racialisation of space by reproducing white conditions, and in contrast how it is being combatted. In weight of this context, the research questions are as follows; ‘How do black students create art in often isolating and discriminatory institutions?', and secondly  I ask; ‘How can we prevent schools from behaving in a way that perpetuates post-colonial racism?' I will also be looking at the labour required of black students to reproduce whiteness and/or positioning themselves as educators of race-based conversations. In this context, I’ll be enquiring the conditions of the classroom, the realities of tokens/quotas and finally what answers could suffice for dealing with this problem.
Read the full text and digital version on Academia.edu 
Edited by Will Pollard
Design, layout and print: Sherida Kuffour
Dimensions: 297mm × 105mm
15 pages printed / 11 pages digital
2018

Back to Top