HANDBOOK is a collaborative intervention in art and design pedagogy. It offers faculty a radical rethink on how to work with queer and transgender students on their path to becoming artists and designers – from the first day of school through to seminars, studio classes, and critiques. HANDBOOK draws directly from student experiences to help faculty of all orientations bring equitable teaching practices and queer curricula into art and design classes.
This 112-page publication is produced in a limited edition of 1200 with a gatefold letterpress cover, printed by Nick Shick and Queer Publishing Project, on Vandercook Universal and No. 4 presses. HANDBOOK is designed by Cecilia Berkovic, with illustrations by Morgan Sea, and published by Queer Publishing Project and OCAD University Publications Program.
Handbook was 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 aimed to centre 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 Morgan Sea Thomson
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.