Cultural studies assumes and excludes audiences and histories. To notice this is part of the practice.
Recently I’ve felt my failures in noticing in at least two ways: I’ve been irresponsibly silent and I’ve spoken irresponsibly. That’s my fault.
To decenter myself is to question all my assumptions and to ask: How to communicate without throwing voice or speaking for others? How to do justice to the stories people share with me and ask me to share? How to make space for difference without separation? How to create safe spaces for knowledge generation and transmission?
Two articles that go towards a study of technology and graphic design which refuse white supremacy and patriarchy:
As their titles suggest, both are instructional, practical guides rather than theoretical texts. Sometimes didactic is what I need. I always liked instructional songs. Other reading suggestions welcome!