Deem Journal, Issue Three
Deem Journal is a biannual print journal focused on design as social practice. Deem explores human-centric design frameworks independent of exclusive institutions and industry categories and asks what design can do for communities by creating conversations that are transdisciplinary and intergenerational.
Issue Three is led by a conversation between the Black Reconstruction Collective and Deem co-founders Nu Goteh and Alice Grandoit-Šutka. This dialogue of twelve distinct voices explores how we can best understand equity as a complex design challenge that recognizes and accounts for disadvantage, damage, and liability. With the architects, artists, designers, and scholars of the BRC, we consider the meaning of reconstruction, the relationship between equity and reparation, and the role of the institution in our visions for the future.