Design in an Unequal World:

This course provides an overview of the rise of global interdependence through the lens of racial capitalism and an introduction to key anthropological concepts and modes of analysis. It does so by fostering critical reflection on the emergence of design thinking as a globally salient set of processes with dramatic political, economic, and cultural implications. We explore the ways that design, broadly construed, both creates inequality and becomes a means of intervening in the world to effect social change.