Handbook: Supporting Queer and Trans Students in Art and Design Education


Queer Publishing Project community gathering, Morgan Sea, letterpress on newsprint proof for Handbook edited by Anthea Black and Shamina Chherawala, printed by Nick Shick and QPP, 2017.

Handbook: Supporting Queer and Trans Students in Art and Design Education is the first student-authored resource book of its kind. The guide draws from anti-oppressive education models to enable faculty to unlearn and critically address oppression on the basis of race, gender, and sexuality, and transform their understanding of how to support queer and transgender students in the studio, classroom, and beyond.

Handbook is a project of Queer Publishing Project, an active research group of over 100 students, former students, alumni, staff and faculty at OCAD University founded by Anthea Black, Shamina Chherawala, Nick Shick, Vicky Avramopolous, Taikun Kambashi, and Eli Howey. Our intersectional community centres the voices of queer and transgender students in post-secondary visual art and design pedagogy.

Handbook: Supporting Queer and Trans Students in Art and Design Education 

Edited by Anthea Black and Shamina Chherawala

Graphic Design by Cecilia Berkovic

Production Coordination by Nick Shick and Anthea Black

Illustrations by Eli Howey and Morgan Sea Thomson

120-pages with 3-colour letterpress cover, printed at OCAD University Printmaking Department on a Vandercook Universal press, in a limited edition of 1,250 copies.

The Queer Publishing Project gratefully acknowledges the founding support of the BIG IDEAS fund, Office for Diversity, Equity, and Sustainability Initiatives at OCAD University and the OCAD Student Union.

HANDBOOK: Supporting Queer and Trans Students in Art and Design Education was designed and printed with generous funding from the following OCAD University offices and initiatives: The Impact Collective, OCAD University’s art & design social innovation project; Office of the Vice-President, Academic and Provost; the Mclean Foundation and Publications Specialization, the Ada Slaight Donation, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences and School of Interdisciplinary Studies, and the Faculty Curriculum and Development Centre.


About anthea black

Artist, writer, cultural worker.