Issue #12: Resistance
Monthly Design Dispatches
Letter from the Editor
by Brandi Katherine Herrera
Having a voice, and sharing our stories, is critical — not just to the work that we do as designers, but to our very existence, and that of the people with whom our work intersects.
What Will We Do After the Protest?
by Charlie Brown
We're in a movement moment, but what’s the movement about? Clarity and organization may provide the best possible chance for making impact that lasts.
A Record of Garden Making
by Brandon Shimoda
How gardens — imagined, designed, and constructed — served as a form of resistance and as a coping mechanism for the Japanese Americans imprisoned in WWII American concentration camps.
The Creative Resistance
How an alliance of women activists banded together to offer their creative services free of charge, to help organizations in their fight for civil rights, and social and environmental causes.
The gardens were subversions, forms of resistance. They materialized a forbidden vocabulary, a subliminal archive (subliminally) of Japanese culture.