This collective is structured laterally to ensure the representation of diverse identities, institutions and professions, within a democratized leadership structure. Individuals can volunteer to be a part of smaller, core groups which organize public projects with review from the collective.
This group was originally organized in June 2020 as the Alumni Collective in Solidarity/New Grounds for Design Education, and renamed Emergent Grounds in Design Education (EGDE) in August 2020. Our new name reflects the historical truth that demands for justice and equity in design education are not new but deeply rooted, and that our success will come through decentralized, networked organizing that author adrienne maree brown names ‘emergence’.
Read more about emergence here.